The Resource God's gangs : barrio ministry, masculinity, and gang recovery, Edward Orozco Flores

God's gangs : barrio ministry, masculinity, and gang recovery, Edward Orozco Flores

Label
God's gangs : barrio ministry, masculinity, and gang recovery
Title
God's gangs
Title remainder
barrio ministry, masculinity, and gang recovery
Statement of responsibility
Edward Orozco Flores
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Los Angeles is the epicenter of the American gang problem. Rituals and customs from Los Angeles' eastside gangs, including hand signals, graffiti, and clothing styles, have spread to small towns and big cities alike. Many see the problem with gangs as related to urban marginality--for a Latino immigrant population struggling with poverty and social integration, gangs offer a close-knit community. Yet, as Edward Orozco Flores argues in God's Gangs, gang members can be successfully redirected out of gangs through efforts that change the context in which they find themselves, as well as their notions of what it means to be a man. Flores here illuminates how Latino men recover from gang life through involvement in urban, faith-based organizations. Drawing on participant observation and interviews with Homeboy Industries, a Jesuit-founded non-profit that is one of the largest gang intervention programs in the country, and with Victory Outreach, a Pentecostal ministry with over 600 chapters, Flores demonstrates that organizations such as these facilitate recovery from gang life by enabling gang members to reinvent themselves as family men and as members of their community. The book offers a window into the process of redefining masculinity. As Flores convincingly shows, gang members are not trapped in a cycle of poverty and marginality. With the help of urban ministries, such men construct a reformed barrio masculinity to distance themselves from gang life. Edward Orozco Flores is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Loyola University Chicago. "--
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Flores, Edward
Dewey number
261.8/3310660979494
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6439.U7
LC item number
L725 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hispanic American gangs
  • Ex-gang members
  • Ex-gang members
  • Church work with Hispanic Americans
  • Church and social problems
  • Hispanic American men
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
  • RELIGION / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
  • Hispanos
  • Seelsorge
  • Soziale Integration
Label
God's gangs : barrio ministry, masculinity, and gang recovery, Edward Orozco Flores
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Latino crime threat: a century of race, marginality, and public policy in Los Angeles -- Into the underclass or out of the barrio? Immigrant integration in Latino Los Angeles -- Recovery from gang life: two models of faith and reintegration -- Reformed barrio masculinity: eight cases of recovery from gang life -- Masculinity and the podium: discourse in gang recovery -- From shaved ot saved: embodied gang recovery
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 230 pages
Isbn
9781479850099
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013020339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)844308903
Label
God's gangs : barrio ministry, masculinity, and gang recovery, Edward Orozco Flores
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Latino crime threat: a century of race, marginality, and public policy in Los Angeles -- Into the underclass or out of the barrio? Immigrant integration in Latino Los Angeles -- Recovery from gang life: two models of faith and reintegration -- Reformed barrio masculinity: eight cases of recovery from gang life -- Masculinity and the podium: discourse in gang recovery -- From shaved ot saved: embodied gang recovery
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 230 pages
Isbn
9781479850099
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013020339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)844308903

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