Laurence Ralph’s (2014) Renegade Dreams presents a glimpse into the lived experience of Chicago’s gang members. The author details that through various forms of injury people living in urban poverty hold dreams that motivate them through survival. This book review aims to provide an overview of Ralph’s work while offering intriguing reflections.
Urban Poverty, Gangs, Gang Violence, Dream, Despair, Counter Narrative
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License.
Recommended APA Citation
Aaron, T. S. (2017). Dreaming Despite Despair. The Qualitative Report, 22(5), 1251-1253. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol22/iss5/4
Civic and Community Engagement Commons, Community-Based Learning Commons, Criminology Commons, Inequality and Stratification Commons, Quantitative, Qualitative, Comparative, and Historical Methodologies Commons, Race and Ethnicity Commons, Social Statistics Commons