Glasgow’s Evolving Urban Landscape and Gang Formation

McLean, Robert (2019) Glasgow’s Evolving Urban Landscape and Gang Formation. Deviant Behavior, 40 (5). pp. 498-509. ISSN 0163-9625

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Glasgow has long been synonymous with gangs, yet literature remains limited. This article seeks to contribute twofold by first analyzing how the evolving urban landscape of Glasgow during, and immediately after industrialization, contributed to gang formation and reformation in the form of razor gangs, and then what McLean (2017) terms the Young Street Gang (YSG). Second, by examining both gang types, the author is able to demonstrate how in the corresponding wider urban context, gangs respond in kind and questions whether or not, situated within a new era of urbanization, we are witnessing the emerging new face of Glasgow gangs.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L300 Sociology
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2018 09:29
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 19:16

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