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Homegirls : language and cultural practice among Latina youth gangs

Author: Norma Mendoza-Denton
Publisher: Malden : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
Series: New directions in ethnography, 2
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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: 876597464
Description: XIII, 339 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of Figures. List of Tables. Acknowledgments. Acknowledgment of Sources. Introduction. 1. La Migra. 2. Beginning Fieldwork. 3. Norte and Sur: Government, School, and Research Perspectives. 4. Hemispheric Localism: Language, Racialized Nationalism, and the Politicization of Youth. 5. 'Muy Macha': Gendered Performances and the Avoidance of Social Injury. 6. Smile Now Cry Later: Memorializing Practices Linking Language, Materiality, And Embodiment. 7. Icons and Exemplars: Ethnographic Approaches in Variationist Sociolinguistics. 8. Variation in a Community of Practice. 9. 'That's the whole thing [t5iN]!': Discourse Markers and Teenage Speech. 10. Conclusion. References. Appendix. Index
Series Title: New directions in ethnography, 2
Responsibility: Norma Mendoza-Denton.


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