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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
8 ball chicks.
New York : Anchor Books, 1997
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|Description:||xxv, 276 pages ; 25 cm|
Where the girls are --
Los Angeles --
San Antonio --
L.A. Redux --
|Other Titles:||Eight ball chicks|
Violent, emotionally closed off, and dangerous as their male counterparts, Sikes finds. Carrying razor blades in their mouths and guns in their jackets, they initiate drive-by shootings, carry out car-jackings, stomp outsiders who stumble into the neighborhood, viciously retaliate against other gangs, and ferociously guard their home turf. But Sikes also captures the unique differences that distinguish girl gangs - abortion, teen pregnancy, teen motherhood, endless.
Beatings, the humiliation of being forced to have sex with a lineup of male gang bangers, and the struggle to raise kids in a household of drugs and guns with a part-time boyfriend who is off gang banging himself. In following the lives of several key gang members in each city, we discover the fear and desperate desire for safety and status that drive girls into gangs in the first place - and the dreams and ambitions that occasionally help them to escape the catch-22 of.
- Female juvenile delinquents -- United States.
- Gang members -- United States.
- Gangs -- United States.
- Juvenile delinquency -- United States.
- Jeunes délinquantes -- États-Unis.
- Gangsters -- États-Unis.
- Gangs -- États-Unis.
- Délinquance juvénile -- États-Unis.
- Female juvenile delinquents.
- Gang members.
- Juvenile delinquency.
- United States.