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Homegirls : Language and Cultural Practice Among Latina Youth Gangs.

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Main Author: Mendoza-Denton, Norma.
Published: Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, 2007.
Series: New directions in ethnography.
Online Access: Connect to eBook (Available to people from CARLI member institutions.)
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Physical Description: 1 online resource (356 pages).
ISBN: 9780470692974 (electronic bk.)
0470692979 (electronic bk.)
Summary: In this ground-breaking new book on the Nortea and Surea (North/South) youth gang dynamic, cultural anthropologist and linguist Norma Mendoza-Denton looks at the daily lives of young Latinas and their innovative use of speech, bodily practices, and symbolic exchanges that signal their gang affiliations and ideologies. Her engrossing ethnographic and sociolinguistic study reveals the connection of language behavior and other symbolic practices among Latina gang girls in California, and their connections to larger social processes of nationalism, racial/ethnic consciousness, and gender identit.

More Details for: Homegirls : Language and Cultural Practi