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Emissaries of the Violent Peace

Anthony W. Fontes

in Mortal Doubt: Transnational Gangs and Social Order in Guatemala City

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297081
eISBN:
9780520969599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297081.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter pieces together a few key elements of mara history that set the arc of their dystopian evolution and made them into harbingers of a new age of violence. Exploring the rise of the gangs ... More


Shifting Definitions

Alistair Fraser

in Urban Legends: Gang Identity in the Post-Industrial City

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198728610
eISBN:
9780191795435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728610.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Chapter 1 elaborates the divergent trajectories of gangs in the US, England, and Scotland. The chapter identifies and analyses four clear shifts in gang research and response—street to database, ... More


True History of the Kelly Gang (2000)

Bruce Woodcock

in Peter Carey

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719043604
eISBN:
9781781700532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719043604.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter takes a look at the novel that gave Carey his second Booker Prize, the True History of the Kelly Gang. It observes that this novel and Jack Maggs—both historical novels—explore what ... More


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