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God's gangs : barrio ministry, masculinity, and gang recovery

Author: Edward Flores
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Los Angeles is the epicenter of the American gang problem. Rituals and customs from Los Angeles' eastside gangs, including hand signals, graffiti, and clothing styles, have spread to small towns and big cities alike. Many see the problem with gangs as related to urban marginality--for a Latino immigrant population struggling with poverty and social integration, gangs offer a close-knit community. Yet, as Edward  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Flores
ISBN: 9781479850099 1479850098 9781479878123 147987812X
OCLC Number: 1141433351
Description: xiii, 230 pages illustrations 23 cm
Contents: 1. The Latino Crime Threat: A Century of Race, Marginality, and Public Policy in Los Angeles --
2. Into the Underclass or Out of the Barrio? Immegrant Integration in Latina Los Angeles --
3. Recovery from Gang Life: Two Models of Faith and Reintegration --
4. Reformed Barrio Masculinity: Eight Cases of Recovery from Gang Life --
5. Masculinity and the Podium: Discourse in Gang Recovery --
6. From Shaved to Saved: Embodied Gang Recovery
Responsibility: Edward Orozco Flores.

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Illuminates how Latino men recover from gang life through involvement in urban, faith-based organizations.  Read more...

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"Los Angeles, with its dubious title as the 'gang capital' of the U.S., has a much-studied history of gangsparticularly Latino gangsthat stretches back to the Great Depression. Flores contributes to Read more...

 
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Drawing on participant observation and interviews with Homeboy Industries, a Jesuit-founded non-profit that is one of the largest gang intervention programs in the country, and with Victory Outreach, a Pentecostal ministry with over 600 chapters, Flores demonstrates that organizations such as these facilitate recovery from gang life by enabling gang members to reinvent themselves as family men and as members of their community. The book offers a window into the process of redefining masculinity. As Flores convincingly shows, gang members are not trapped in a cycle of poverty and marginality. With the help of urban ministries, such men construct a reformed barrio masculinity to distance themselves from gang life. 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