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Homegirls : language and cultural practice among Latina youth gangs

Author: Norma Mendoza-Denton
Publisher: Malden : Blackwell, 2008.
Series: New directions in ethnography, 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norma Mendoza-Denton
ISBN: 9780631234906 063123490X
OCLC Number: 804505312
Description: xiii, 339 p. : il. ; 23 cm
Contents: List of Figures viii List of Tables x Acknowledgments xi Acknowledgment of Sources xiv Introduction 1 1 La Migra 10 2 Beginning Fieldwork 42 3 Norte and Sur: Government, School, and Research Perspectives 76 4 Hemispheric Localism: Language, Racialized Nationalism, and the Politicization of Youth 101 5 "Muy Macha": Gendered Performances and the Avoidance of Social Injury 148 6 Smile Now Cry Later: Memorializing Practices Linking Language, Materiality, and Embodiment 176 7 Icons and Exemplars: Ethnographic Approaches in Variationist Sociolinguistics 207 8 Variation in a Community of Practice 230 9 "That's the Whole Thing [tin]!": Discourse Markers and Teenage Speech 265 10 Conclusion 292 References 297 Appendix 324 Index 328
Series Title: New directions in ethnography, 2.
Responsibility: Norma Mendoza-Denton.

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