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Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation Street Politics and the Transformation of a New York City Gang

ISBN-10: 0231114192
ISBN-13: 9780231114196
Edition: 2003
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Description: This text chronicles the astounding self-transformation of one of the most feared gangs in the United States into a social movement acting on behalf of the disposessed, renouncing violence and the underground economy, and requiring school attendance  More...

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Book details

List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 3/3/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

This text chronicles the astounding self-transformation of one of the most feared gangs in the United States into a social movement acting on behalf of the disposessed, renouncing violence and the underground economy, and requiring school attendance for membership.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Toward a Theory of the Gang As a Social Movement
The Study
The Theory of Gangs
Politics and Gangs
The Making of the ALKQN: Subcultural Traditions
Who Are the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation?
The Traditions of King Blood
Nongang Traditions
Nongang Traditions II
The Form and Content of a Street Organization
The Level of Organization and Structure of the Latin Kings
Membership
Identity and Collective Resistance
Goals Versus Acts
Perceived Adversaries
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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