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Homegirls : language and cultural practice among Latina youth gangs

Author: Norma Mendoza-Denton
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub, 2008
Series: New directions in ethnography ; 2
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Concentrating on California's largest Latino girl gangs - the Norte and Sur gangs - this text traces how elements of speech, bodily practices, and symbolic exchanges are used to signal social affiliation and come together to form youth gang styles. The book also explores the relationship between language and the body in these gangs.
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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Mendoza-Denton, Norma
Homegirls
Malden, MA [u.a.] : Blackwell, 2008
XIII, 339 S.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Norma Mendoza-Denton
ISBN: 9780470693728 047069372X 9780470692974 0470692979
OCLC Number: 1039158239
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-323) and index. Includes discography: page 323. Includes filmography: page 323. - Print version record.
La Migra
Beginning fieldwork
Description: Online Ressource (xiii, 339 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Norte and sur : government, school, and research perspectives Hemispheric localism : language, racialized nationalism, and the politicization of youth Muy macha : gendered performances and the avoidance of social injury Smile now cry later : memorializing practices linking language, materiality and embodiment Icons and exemplars : ethnographic approaches in variationist sociolinguistics Variation in a community of practice That's the whole thing [tin]! : discourse markers and teenage speech
Series Title: New directions in ethnography ; 2
Responsibility: Norma Mendoza-Denton.

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Concentrating on California's largest Latino girl gangs - the Norte and Sur gangs - this text traces how elements of speech, bodily practices, and symbolic exchanges are used to signal social affiliation and come together to form youth gang styles. The book also explores the relationship between language and the body in these gangs.

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