Homegirls: Language and Cultural Practice Among Latina Youth Gangs
January 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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* An engrossing account of the Norte and Sur girl gangs - the largest Latino gangs in California
* Traces how elements of speech, bodily practices, and symbolic exchanges are used to signal social affiliation and come together to form youth gang styles
* Explores the relationship between language and the body: one of the most striking aspects of the tattoos, make-up, and clothing of the gang members
* Unlike other studies - which focus on violence, fighting and drugs - Mendoza-Denton delves into the commonly-overlooked cultural and linguistic aspects of youth gangs
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