Homegirls : Language and Cultural Practices Among Latina Youth Gangs (Paperback)

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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


Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Mfg Part# 9780631234906
SKU 204876231
Format Paperback
ISBN10 063123490X
Release Date 2/8/2008
Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 0.75T
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Editors Note 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.An engrossing account of the Norte and Sur girl gangs - the largest Latino gangs in California Traces how elements of speech, bodily practices, and symbolic exchanges are used to signal social affiliation and come together to form youth gang styles Explores the relationship between language and the body: one of the most striking aspects of the tattoos, make-up, and clothing of the gang members Unlike other studies – which focus on violence, fighting and drugs – Mendoza-Denton delves into the commonly-overlooked cultural and linguistic aspects of youth gangs
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