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Reformed Barrio Masculinity: Eight Cases of Recovery from Gang Life

Edward Orozco Flores

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479850099
eISBN:
9781479818129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850099.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter examines how recovering gang members described recovery from gangs, where they saw themselves in five years, and who they admired and tried to emulate. It contends that faith-based gang ... More


From Shaved to Saved: Embodied Gang Recovery

Edward Orozco Flores

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479850099
eISBN:
9781479818129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850099.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter extends the analysis of reformulated Chicano gang masculinity to body and bodily practices, filling a theoretical gap in the masculinities and crime literature. Recovery offers embodied ... More


The Latino Crime Threat: A Century of Race, Marginality, and Public Policy in Los Angeles

Edward Orozco Flores

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479850099
eISBN:
9781479818129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850099.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter investigates how poverty, marginality, and gangs have been long-standing features of Los Angeles's Eastside barrios—an area where most of the Chicano gangs originate. It argues that ... More


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