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God's Gangs Barrio Ministry, Masculinity, and Gang Recovery

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ISBN-10: 147987812X

ISBN-13: 9781479878123

Edition: 2013

Authors: Edward Orozco Flores

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Los Angeles is the epicenter of the American gang problem. Rituals and customs from Los Angeles’ eastside gangs, including hand signals, graffiti, and clothing styles, have spread to small towns and big cities alike. Many see the problem with gangs as related to urban marginality—for a Latino immigrant population struggling with poverty and social integration, gangs offer a close-knit community. Yet, as Edward Orozco Flores argues in God’s Gangs, gang members can be successfully redirected out of gangs through efforts that change the context in which they find themselves, as well as their notions of what it means to be a man.   Flores here illuminates how Latino men recover from gang life…    
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 12/11/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 243
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Edward Orozco Flores is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Loyola University Chicago.

List of Tables and Figures
The Latino Crime Threat: A Century of Race, Marginality, and Public Policy in Los Angeles
Into the Underclass or Out of the Barrio? Immigrant Integration in Latino Los Angeles
Recovery from Gang Life: Two Models of Faith and Reintegration
Reformed Barrio Masculinity: Eight Cases of Recovery from Gang Life
Masculinity and the Podium: Discourse in Gang Recovery
From Shaved to Saved: Embodied Gang Recovery
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