QUOTE (Elkay @ 2nd Oct 2007, 01:16pm)
Glasgow gang Observed by James Patrick
I read this book over 20 years ago and it was great. I think it might be out of print now as I could never find it again to re read (I borrowed it the first time)
From memory he was a sociologist or teacher and managed to join one of the Maryhill gangs and observe and research them and other gangs in Glasgow.
It was a good read and very true of the gang culture in the late 50's 60's
Anyone have a copy I could borrow
I read this book and didn't believe that anyone could be taken in by it or its author.
Coming from Blackhill I was no stranger to the gang culture of the 60's and
I laughed out loud at the report of the (alleged) gang members talking about "the mummies" as if they believed they actually existed.
Every (working class) Glesga wean of the 50's & 60's heard, at one time or another, "the mummies" were coming to their school.
Oh aye, they wore auld ragged bloody bandages, carried axes and went round chibbing weans.
Get the Wee Malkies on to them.