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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


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


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


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


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


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


Into the Underclass or Out of the Barrio?: Immigrant Integration in Latino 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/9781479850099.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter draws from census and American Community Survey data (ACS) to evaluate the fitness of Los Angeles as a case study in segmented assimilation theory. It reveals that many elements of ... More


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