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Gangsters without borders : an ethnography of a Salvadoran street gang, T.W. Ward

Label
Gangsters without borders : an ethnography of a Salvadoran street gang
Title
Gangsters without borders
Title remainder
an ethnography of a Salvadoran street gang
Statement of responsibility
T.W. Ward
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Based on author T.W. Ward's eight and a half years in Los Angeles conducting participant observation with MS-13, Gangsters Without Borders: An Ethnography of a Salvadoran Street Gang takes an inside look at gang life in the United States and in a global context. Taking us through their journey from their homeland in El Salvador to the mean streets of Los Angeles, Gangsters Without Borders offers a perspective from the point of view of the hard-core members who live this hard, fast, and dangerous life. A powerful and engaging overview of gang dynamics, Gangsters Without Borders contextualizes the sources and severity of the marginalization felt by Salvadoran immigrants and debunks myths about street gangs in the United States. This account of gangster's lives before, during, and after their involvement with the gang, delivers an intimate and analytical portrait unlike any other"--Publisher's website
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ward, Thomas W.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hispanic American gangs
  • Salvadorans
  • Immigrant youth
  • Gang members
  • MS-13 (Gang)
  • MS-13 (Gang)
Label
Gangsters without borders : an ethnography of a Salvadoran street gang, T.W. Ward
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
War Trauma and the Cycle of Violence. Survival and a surrogate family ; Beginning the research ; Methodology ; Confidentiality ; Other methodological issues ; Chapter summaries -- The Beauty and the Horror : Memories of El Salvador. Cuscatlán, land of riches ; Revolution in El Salvador ; Terror in the streets and at home ; Family ruptures ; Crossing borders -- Hard Times : Welcome to America. Family reunion : mending the bonds of trust ; Tongue-tied and bullied ; La gloria brincada : welcome to the barrio ; The anatomy of a decision ; Escape from misery ; Jales, jainas, and ranflas -- From Prey to Predators : the origins and transformation of MS. A devil's pacts : the Mara Salvatrucha Stoners ; The structure and leadership of street gangs ; Who calls the shots? ; Democratic anarchy : collective leadership within MS ; Gang taboos ; A day in the life : the anatomy of boredom ; Banging and slanging -- "Girls" in Gangs : On the Margins of Masculinity. Angel's decision to join MS ; Rebels and runaways ; Sexing in : "the easy way" ; "Trust no bitch" : spies, snitches, traitors, and rats ; The sexual double standard ; Dating the enemy ; The catch-22 of respect ; Pregnancy and motherhood ; "Mothers of us all" ; Angel's descent -- Live Fast, Die Young. Who's the enemy? ; Gang warfare : "you're never more alive than when you're almost dead" ; The enemy within : on intragang fighting ; Suicide : grief and loss ; "The world's most dangerous gang" -- Becoming Calmado. De corazón : the heart connection ; More die of heartbreak : the process of disillusionment ; "The devil we know" ; Afterlives
Control code
022193991
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxi, 230 p.
Isbn
9780199859061
Lccn
2011051378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
Gangsters without borders : an ethnography of a Salvadoran street gang, T.W. Ward
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
War Trauma and the Cycle of Violence. Survival and a surrogate family ; Beginning the research ; Methodology ; Confidentiality ; Other methodological issues ; Chapter summaries -- The Beauty and the Horror : Memories of El Salvador. Cuscatlán, land of riches ; Revolution in El Salvador ; Terror in the streets and at home ; Family ruptures ; Crossing borders -- Hard Times : Welcome to America. Family reunion : mending the bonds of trust ; Tongue-tied and bullied ; La gloria brincada : welcome to the barrio ; The anatomy of a decision ; Escape from misery ; Jales, jainas, and ranflas -- From Prey to Predators : the origins and transformation of MS. A devil's pacts : the Mara Salvatrucha Stoners ; The structure and leadership of street gangs ; Who calls the shots? ; Democratic anarchy : collective leadership within MS ; Gang taboos ; A day in the life : the anatomy of boredom ; Banging and slanging -- "Girls" in Gangs : On the Margins of Masculinity. Angel's decision to join MS ; Rebels and runaways ; Sexing in : "the easy way" ; "Trust no bitch" : spies, snitches, traitors, and rats ; The sexual double standard ; Dating the enemy ; The catch-22 of respect ; Pregnancy and motherhood ; "Mothers of us all" ; Angel's descent -- Live Fast, Die Young. Who's the enemy? ; Gang warfare : "you're never more alive than when you're almost dead" ; The enemy within : on intragang fighting ; Suicide : grief and loss ; "The world's most dangerous gang" -- Becoming Calmado. De corazón : the heart connection ; More die of heartbreak : the process of disillusionment ; "The devil we know" ; Afterlives
Control code
022193991
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxi, 230 p.
Isbn
9780199859061
Lccn
2011051378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map

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