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Homies and hermanos : God and gangs in Central America

Author: Robert E Brenneman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
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"Why would a gun-wielding, tattoo-bearing "homie" trade in la vida loca for a Bible and the buttoned-down lifestyle of an evangelical hermano (brother in Christ)? To answer this question, Robert Brenneman interviewed sixty-three former gang members from the "Northern Triangle" of Central America--Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras--most of whom left their gang for evangelicalism. Unlike in the United States,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Brenneman
ISBN: 9780199753840 0199753849 9780199753901 0199753903
OCLC Number: 708762017
Description: xiii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: JJ's second marriage --
From Pandilla to Mara --
Christian, not Catholic --
Turning shame into violence --
Dodging the morgue rule --
⁶A-dios, homies! --
Samaritans and crusaders.
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Using the tools of sociological theory, Robert Brenneman seeks to discover why a pot-smoking, gun-wielding "homie" gang member would want to trade in la vida loca for a Bible and the buttoned-down  Read more...

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