Byline: Philippe Bourgois; 1989-11-12; New York Times Magazine;Article Links
"The heavyset undercover policeman pushed me across the ice-cream counter, spreadking my legs and poking me around the groin. As he came dangerously close to the bulge in my right pocket, I hissed in his ear, 'It's a tape recorder.' He snapped backward, releasing his grip on my neck, whisphering a barely audible, 'Sorry.' . . ."
Description:An anthropologist does ethnographic research on East Harlem street culture.
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