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Homegirls : language and cultural practice among Latina youth gangs / Norma Mendoza-Denton.

By: Mendoza-Denton, NormaMaterial type: TextTextSeries: New directions in ethnography ; 2Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008Description: xiii, 339 p. : ill. ; 23 cmISBN: 9780631234890 (hbk. : alk. paper); 0631234896 (hbk. : alk. paper); 9780631234906 (pbk. : alk. paper); 063123490X (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Youth -- Language | Latin Americans -- Languages | Teenage girls -- Language | Sociolinguistics | Language and cultureDDC classification: 401/.41 LOC classification: P120.Y68 | M46 2008Online resources: Table of contents only | Contributor biographical information Summary: In this ground-breaking new book on the Norteña and Sureña (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 identity.
List(s) this item appears in: Staley 2021 Reading List: Urban Violence, Poverty, Inequality
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-323) and index.

Includes discography: p. 323.

Includes filmography: p. 323.

In this ground-breaking new book on the Norteña and Sureña (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 identity.

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