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The projects : gang and non-gang families in East Los Angeles

Author: James Diego Vigil
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this work, Vigil adds to the tradition of poverty research and elaborates on the association of family dynamics and gang membership. The main objective of his research was to discover what factors make some families more vulnerable to gang membership, and why gang resistance was evidenced in similarly situatied non-gang-involved families.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vigil, James Diego, 1938-
Projects.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007
(OCoLC)657140588
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Diego Vigil
ISBN: 9780292717312 0292717318
OCLC Number: 144570953
Awards: Winner of ALLA Prize for Best Book on Latina/o Anthropology 2008 (United States)
Description: xvi, 239 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Rationale and methods --
A history of the Cuatro Flats barrio gang --
The gang subculture: change and continuity --
The Pico Gardens clique --
A gang life --
Cholas in the world of gangs --
Why children either avoid or affiliate with gangs --
Families not involved with gangs --
A closer look at gang-affiliated families --
Gang prevention and intervention strategies over time --
Conclusion and recommendations.
Responsibility: James Diego Vigil ; foreword by Thomas S. Weisner.
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Takes look into the reality of life in an East Los Angeles housing project where gangs have a longstanding presence. This work examines the wide variations in income and social capital that exist  Read more...

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