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God's gangs : barrio ministry, masculinity, and gang recovery

Author: Edward Flores
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Los Angeles is the epicenter of the American gang problem. Rituals and customs from Los Angeles' eastside gangs, including hand signals, graffiti, and clothing styles, have spread to small towns and big cities alike. Many see the problem with gangs as related to urban marginality--for a Latino immigrant population struggling with poverty and social integration, gangs offer a close-knit community. Yet, as Edward  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Flores
ISBN: 9781479850099 1479850098 9781479878123 147987812X
OCLC Number: 844308903
Description: xiii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The Latino crime threat: a century of race, marginality, and public policy in Los Angeles --
Into the underclass or out of the barrio? Immigrant integration in Latino Los Angeles --
Recovery from gang life: two models of faith and reintegration --
Reformed barrio masculinity: eight cases of recovery from gang life --
Masculinity and the podium: discourse in gang recovery --
From shaved to saved: embodied gang recovery.
Responsibility: Edward Orozco Flores.

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Illuminates how Latino men recover from gang life through involvement in urban, faith-based organizations.  Read more...

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