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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Robert J Durán
|ISBN:||9780231158664 0231158661 9780231158671 023115867X 9780231530965 023153096X|
|Description:||xi, 253 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Researching gangs as an insider --
The war on gangs in the post civil rights era --
Racialized oppression and the emergence of gangs --
Demonizing gangs through religious righteousness and suppressed activism --
Negotiating membership for an adaptation to colonization : the gang --
The only locotes standing : the persistence of gang ideals --
Barrio empowerment as a strategy for transcending gangs.
|Responsibility:||Robert J. Durán.|
Robert J. Duran's brilliantly intuitive work covers the literature in the field, and then quickly surpasses it. Having lived the 'life in two cities,' he reveals the genesis of gangs as a challenge