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Race, Real Estate, and the Mexican Mafia: A Report from the Black and Latino Killing Fields

Sam Quinones

in Black and Brown in Los Angeles: Beyond Conflict and Coalition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520275591
eISBN:
9780520956872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275591.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines gang life and drug economy in Los Angeles in the context of racism and racial attitudes. It tells the story of how Latino street gangs with connections to the Mexican Mafia ... More


Conclusion

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/9781479850099.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This concluding chapter revisits the text's argument—that faith-based masculine negotiations facilitate recovery from gang life—and examines its implications. While critical criminologists and ... More


Recovery from Gang Life: Two Models of Faith and Reintegration

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/9781479850099.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter builds upon the body of literature on segmented assimilation and religion by examining how two urban American ministries facilitated immigrant-origin Latino recovery from gangs in the ... More


“La Virgen, She Watches over Us”: What Cholos and Cholas Can Teach Us about Researching and Writing about Religion

Kristy Nabhan-Warren

in The Study of Children in Religions: A Methods Handbook

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776469
eISBN:
9780814777466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776469.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines adult–child interactions with a focus on how researchers can use a child-centered perspective to enter adolescent communities. This study, focused on Latino teen gang members in ... More


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