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Introduction

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/9781479850099.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This introductory chapter examines the recovery from gang life of former gang members who operated in Los Angeles—the epicenter of the American gang problem. It explores how the recovery is centrally ... 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


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


Masculinity and the Podium: Discourse in 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/9781479850099.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter explores different platforms for public speaking, such as group therapy or bible studies, and how they offer recovering gang members opportunities to experience reform from gang life, as ... 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


Latinos and Faith-Based Recovery from Gangs

Edward Flores

in Sustaining Faith Traditions: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion among the Latino and Asian American Second Generation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717356
eISBN:
9780814772898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717356.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that the corrections system in California targets black and brown men of color, such that one in six Latinos will be incarcerated at some time in his life. The preservation of ... More


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