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Author: Robert J Duran
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2012.
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Refusing to cast gangs in solely criminal terms, Robert J. Durán, a former gang member turned scholar, recasts such groups as an adaptation to the racial oppression of colonization in the American Southwest. Developing a paradigm rooted in ethnographic research and almost two decades of direct experience with gangs, Durán completes the first-ever study to follow so many marginalized groups so intensely for so  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Duran, Robert J.
Gang Life in Two Cities : An Insider's Journey.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Duran
ISBN: 9780231530965 023153096X
OCLC Number: 827474172
Description: 1 online resource (404 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; One: Researching Gangs as an Insider; Two: The War on Gangs in the Post-Civil Rights Era; Three: Racialized Oppression and the Emergence of Gangs; Four: Demonizing Gangs Through Religious Righteousness and Suppressed Activism; Five: Negotiating Membership for an Adaptation to Colonization: The Gang; Six: The Only Locotes Standing: The Persistence of Gang Ideals; Seven: Barrio Empowerment as a Strategy for Transcending Gangs; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index.

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Refusing to cast gangs in solely criminal terms, Robert J. Durán, a former gang member turned scholar, recasts such groups as an adaptation to the racial oppression of colonization in the American Southwest. Developing a paradigm rooted in ethnographic research and almost two decades of direct experience with gangs, Durán completes the first-ever study to follow so many marginalized groups so intensely for so long, revealing their core characteristics, behavior, and activities within two unlikely American cities. Durán spent five years in Denver, Colorado, and Ogden, Utah, conducti.

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