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Autor: Norma Mendoza-Denton
ISBN-13: 9780470692974
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Seiten: 360
Sprache: Englisch
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New Directions in Ethnography
Language and Cultural Practice Among Latina Youth Gangs
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In this ground-breaking new book on the Norteña andSureña (North/South) youth gang dynamic, culturalanthropologist and linguist Norma Mendoza-Denton looks at the dailylives of young Latinas and their innovative use of speech, bodilypractices, and symbolic exchanges that signal their gangaffiliations and ideologies. Her engrossing ethnographic andsociolinguistic study reveals the connection of language behaviorand other symbolic practices among Latina gang girls in California,and their connections to larger social processes of nationalism,racial/ethnic consciousness, and gender identity.
* * An engrossing account of the Norte and Sur girl gangs - thelargest Latino gangs in California

* Traces how elements of speech, bodily practices, and symbolicexchanges are used to signal social affiliation and come togetherto form youth gang styles

* Explores the relationship between language and the body: one ofthe most striking aspects of the tattoos, make-up, and clothing ofthe gang members

* Unlike other studies - which focus on violence, fightingand drugs - Mendoza-Denton delves into thecommonly-overlooked cultural and linguistic aspects of youthgangs
List of Figures viii

List of Tables x

Acknowledgments xi

Acknowledgment of Sources xiv

Introduction 1

1 La Migra 10

2 Beginning Fieldwork 42

3 Norte and Sur: Government, School, and Research Perspectives 76

4 Hemispheric Localism: Language, Racialized Nationalism, and the Politicization of Youth 101

5 "Muy Macha": Gendered Performances and the Avoidance of Social Injury 148

6 Smile Now Cry Later: Memorializing Practices Linking Language, Materiality, and Embodiment 176

7 Icons and Exemplars: Ethnographic Approaches in Variationist Sociolinguistics 207

8 Variation in a Community of Practice 230

9 "That's the Whole Thing [tin]!": Discourse Markers and Teenage Speech 265

10 Conclusion 292

References 297

Appendix 324

Index 328

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Autor: Norma Mendoza-Denton
ISBN-13 :: 9780470692974
ISBN: 0470692979
Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
Seiten: 360
Sprache: Englisch
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