Focuses on racial segregation and social marginalization and alienation. Inner-city street culture: a complex and conflictual web of beliefs, symbols, modes of interaction, values and ideologies that have emerged in opposition to exclusion from mainstream society. French sociologist pierre bourdieu"s analytical category, cultural capital . Street culture"s violence pervades daily life in el barrio and shapes mainstream society"s perception of the ghetto in a manner completely disproportionate to its objective danger. Part of the reason is that violent incidents are highly visible and traumatic. Michael taussig: culture of terror to convey the dominating effect of widespread violence on a vulnerable society. One of the consequences of the culture of terror dynamic is to silence the peaceful majority of the population who reside in the neighbourhood. They isolate themselves from the community and grow to hate those who participate in the street culture sometimes internalizing racist stereotypes in the process.