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

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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
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Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vigil, James Diego
Dewey number
364.1/066/0979494
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6439.U7
LC item number
L78 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Mexican American monograph
Series volume
no. 12
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gangs
  • Mexican American youth
  • Mexican American criminals
  • Jóvenes mexicano americanos
  • Gangs
  • Jeunesse américaine d'origine mexicaine
  • Gangs
  • Mexican American criminals
  • Mexican American youth
  • California
  • Bandes de jeunes
  • Américains d'origine mexicaine
  • Jugendbande
  • Soziale Identität
  • Kalifornien (Süd)
  • Chicanos
  • Chicanos
  • Jugendbande
  • Soziale Identität
  • Kalifornien
Label
Barrio gangs : street life and identity in Southern California, by James Diego Vigil ; foreword by Robert Edgerton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-196) 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
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
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035755265
Label
Barrio gangs : street life and identity in Southern California, by James Diego Vigil ; foreword by Robert Edgerton
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-196) 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
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
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035755265

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