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Homegirls : language and cultural practice among Latina youth gangs

Author: Norma Mendoza-Denton; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
Series: New directions in ethnography, 2.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mendoza-Denton, Norma.
Homegirls.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008
(DLC) 2007016800
(OCoLC)124031790
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Norma Mendoza-Denton; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN: 9780470693728 047069372X 9780470692974 0470692979
OCLC Number: 214281684
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 339 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: La Migra --
Beginning fieldwork --
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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In this ground-breaking new book on the Nortena and Surena (North/South) youth gang dynamic, cultural anthropologist and linguist Norma Mendoza-Denton looks at the daily lives of young Latinas and  Read more...

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