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Who you claim : performing gang identity in school and on the streets

Author: Robert Garot
Publisher: New York, NY : New York University Press, ©2010.
Series: Alternative criminology series.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The color of clothing, the width of shoe laces, a pierced ear, certain brands of sneakers, the braiding of hair and many other features have long been seen as indicators of gang involvement. But it is not just what is worn, it's how: a hat tilted to the left or right, creases in pants, an ironed shirt not tucked in, baggy pants. For those who live in inner cities with a heavy gang presence, such highly stylized  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Garot
ISBN: 9780814732120 0814732127 9780814732137 0814732135
OCLC Number: 326484635
Description: xi, 260 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Emily's tale --
Gang identity as performance --
Alienation In School. Moral dramas at school ; Contradictions of controlling student dress --
Performing Gang Identity On The Streets. Claims ; Affiliations ; Violence and nonviolence ; Avoiding retaliation ; Streetwork --
Getting schooled.
Series Title: Alternative criminology series.
Other Titles: Performing gang identity in school and on the streets
Responsibility: Robert Garot.

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The colour of clothing, the width of shoe laces, a pierced ear, certain brands of sneakers, the braiding of hair and many other features have long been seen as indicators of gang involvement. This  Read more...

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"[A] beautifully complex picture of youth identity....Who You Claim is a 'must-read' for scholars interested not just in gangs, but also in youth identity, education, urban neighborhoods, and Read more...

 
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