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2017 - American Society of Criminology Words: 138 words || 
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1. Urbanik, Marta-Marika. and Haggerty, Kevin. "Code of the Streets?: The Movement of the Street Code onto Social Media Platforms and Implications for Street Dynamics" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA, <Not Available>. 2018-10-18 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1277797_index.html>
Publication Type: Individual Paper
Abstract: As the digital divide has narrowed, the internet — and social media — have become accessible to more disadvantaged populations, including drug dealers, gang members, and other street-involved individuals. As members of these groups increasingly use social media, their visibility is enhanced, something that can exacerbate a range of serious dangers. Based upon qualitative research focused on street-involved men living in Canada’s oldest and largest social housing complex - Regent Park - our presentation explores how in using social media these men reproduce and reinforce many of the dangers of life on the urban streets, while they also develop strategies to manage those risks. In the process, the street code goes virtual, dis-embedded from its originating physical location, it circulates on new media platforms, and occasionally becomes re-embedded onto those same streets, but with different inflections and implications.

2015 - American Society of Criminology – 71st Annual Meeting Words: 193 words || 
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2. Heinskou, Marie. and Liebst, Lasse. "Violence in the Street, Violence of the Street - The Spatiality of Street Violence Among Youth" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology – 71st Annual Meeting, Washington Hilton, Washington, DC, Nov 17, 2015 <Not Available>. 2018-10-18 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1030719_index.html>
Publication Type: Individual Paper
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: While in his early and general theory of interaction rituals, Randall Collins emphasised that social situations are both ’symbolic’ and ’material’, the latter dimension is largely absent from Collins’ theory of violence(Collins 2004; 1993: 214). Compared with criminology’s more recent situational studies of violence, it is noticeable that the analytical success of these studies is closely linked with understanding street violence as a spatial-situational phenomenon (Clarke 1997; Eck & Weisburd 1995; Bragand & Weisburd; 2010; Wikström et al. 2012; Sampson et al. 1997). In light of evidence for the spatial dimension of street violence, this paper takes its point of departure in a large study of Street Violence among youth in Copenhagen, Denmark (combining quantitative data from filed police reports (N = 900), data from CCTV and qualitative analysis of selected cases of street violence among youth in 2010-2012). We illuminate how the spatial, material and symbolic context of the situation is equally crucial to the outcome of the violent situation. Hence, we argue that the spatial characteristics of the violent situation constitute a fruitful addition to Collins’ micro-sociology on violence and serves as an crucial factor in explaining street violence among youth.

2011 - American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Pages: unavailable || Words: 11568 words || 
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3. Hanser, Amy. "The Moral Economy of the Street: Urban Chinese Street Merchants" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, NV, Aug 19, 2011 Online <PDF>. 2018-10-18 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p508238_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: The streets of China’s cities are an important site of economic activity and serve as the workplace and source of livelihood for large numbers of people. However, the street (and sidewalk) as a site of labor and livelihood is subject to competing moral discourses that interpret the economic activity that unfolds on city streets. In particular, there are two “moral frames” that have deep implications for how China’s street economy is regulated. One is a state-promoted discourse about modernization, urban space, and economic development that casts street businesses as markers of China’s backwardness. This perspective asserts that street vendors threaten public hygiene, public safety, and perhaps above all they mar the “face” of the modern city. The results are bans against street vendors, fines for unlicensed vendoring, and heavy-handed policing. The second moral frame takes a bottom-up perspective and asserts that marginalized and disadvantaged groups in China have a right to pursue their livelihoods on the city streets. According to this view, laid-off state sector workers, rural migrants, and the urban poor, all of whom are not being looked after by the state and not benefiting from China’s economic growth, have been forced to resort to street vendoring in order to support themselves and their families. I hope to show that not only is economy activity on China’s urban streets infused with moral and cultural meanings, but also that moral narratives are central to how Chinese municipal governments manage their streets and how street vendors pursue their livelihoods there.

2015 - American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Pages: unavailable || Words: 5313 words || 
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4. Sanchez, Evelyn., Juarez, Maria. and Almanza, Samantha. "Struggles and Barriers of Undocumented Street Vendors: An Analysis of Chicago’s Street Vending Network" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton Chicago and Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, Aug 20, 2015 Online <PDF>. 2018-10-18 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1009936_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Street vendors face a variety of obstacles while trying to sell their products. Data collected from other studies have shown similar struggles street vendors face in cities like Los Angeles and Chicago. However, they had little focus on the aid street vendors received from community organizations. Researchers examined the effectiveness of local community organizations that assist street vendors. Several of the street vendors questioned the effectiveness of the organizations because they felt that more can be done to help them. Many of the street vendors knew that these organizations exist, but did not attend meetings or were not aware of the work being done by these organizations. Throughout this qualitative research project it was found that street vendors are most afraid and intimidated by police officers. They make little money from selling their products and are not supported by small businesses. Researchers also found that some street vendors do not sell for themselves, they sell for another person and depending on the profit made is the amount of money they receive. Many undocumented street vendors turn to street vending because of the combination of their limited education, documentation status, poor job prospects, and economic status which drives them to become street vendors.

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