Homegirls Language and Cultural Practices Among Latina Youth Gangs (Paperback)
|Author: Norma Mendoza-Denton|
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|*Author: Mendoza-denton, Norma *Series Title: New Directions in Ethnography *Subtitle: Language and Cultural Practices Among Latina Youth Gangs *Publication Date: 2008/01/09 *Number of Pages: 339 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 9.00|
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In this ground-breaking new book on the Norteña and Sureña (North/South) youth gang dynamic, cultural anthropologist and linguist Norma Mendoza-Denton looks at the daily lives of young Latinas and their innovative use of speech, bodily practices, and symbolic exchanges that signal their gang affiliations and ideologies. Her engrossing ethnographic and sociolinguistic study reveals the connection of language behavior and other symbolic practices among Latina gang girls in California, and their connections to larger social processes of nationalism, racial/ethnic consciousness, and gender identity.