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The Resource Barrio gangs : street life and identity in Southern California, by James Diego Vigil ; foreword by Robert Edgerton

Barrio gangs : street life and identity in Southern California, by James Diego Vigil ; foreword by Robert Edgerton

Label
Barrio gangs : street life and identity in Southern California
Title
Barrio gangs
Title remainder
street life and identity in Southern California
Statement of responsibility
by James Diego Vigil ; foreword by Robert Edgerton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher description: James D. Vigil asserts that only by understanding the complex factors that give birth and persistence to gangs can gang violence be ended. Drawing on many years of experience in the barrios as a youth worker, high school teacher, and researcher, Vigil identifies the elements from which gangs spring: isolation from the dominant culture, poverty, family stress and crowded households, peer pressure, and the adolescent struggle for self-identity. Using interviews with actual gang members, he reveals how the gang often functions as parent, school, and law enforcement in the absence of other role models in the gang members' lives. And he accounts for the longevity of gangs, sometimes over decades, by showing how they offer barrio youth a sense of identity and belonging nowhere else available
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vigil, James Diego
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Mexican American monograph
Series volume
no. 12
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gangs
  • Mexican American youth
  • Mexican American criminals
Label
Barrio gangs : street life and identity in Southern California, by James Diego Vigil ; foreword by Robert Edgerton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [181]-196
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ecological and socioeconomic background to emergence of street gangs -- Sociocultural factors in the choloization of the Mexican American youth population -- Four life histories--Wizard, Geronimo, Freddie, and Henry -- The gang subculture as a lifeway : structure, process, and form -- The notorious side of the gang subculture -- Psychodynamics of gangs
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 202 p.
Isbn
9780292711198
Lccn
88023386 //r91
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Barrio gangs : street life and identity in Southern California, by James Diego Vigil ; foreword by Robert Edgerton
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [181]-196
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ecological and socioeconomic background to emergence of street gangs -- Sociocultural factors in the choloization of the Mexican American youth population -- Four life histories--Wizard, Geronimo, Freddie, and Henry -- The gang subculture as a lifeway : structure, process, and form -- The notorious side of the gang subculture -- Psychodynamics of gangs
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 202 p.
Isbn
9780292711198
Lccn
88023386 //r91
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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