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By Norma Mendoza-Denton

during this ground-breaking new e-book at the Norteña and Sureña (North/South) formative years gang dynamic, cultural anthropologist and linguist Norma Mendoza-Denton seems to be on the day-by-day lives of younger Latinas and their leading edge use of speech, physically practices, and symbolic exchanges that sign their gang affiliations and ideologies. Her engrossing ethnographic and sociolinguistic research finds the relationship of language habit and different symbolic practices between Latina gang women in California, and their connections to bigger social procedures of nationalism, racial/ethnic awareness, and gender identity.

  • An engrossing account of the Norte and Sur woman gangs - the biggest Latino gangs in California
  • Traces how parts of speech, physically practices, and symbolic exchanges are used to sign social association and are available jointly to shape adolescence gang styles
  • Explores the connection among language and the physique: probably the most amazing facets of the tattoos, makeup, and garments of the group members
  • Unlike different reports – which specialize in violence, struggling with and medication – Mendoza-Denton delves into the commonly-overlooked cultural and linguistic facets of adlescent gangs

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