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Critical and intersectional gang studies, edited by Jennifer M. Ortiz

Table Of Contents
Intro -- List of Contributors -- 1 Introduction -- PART I Gang definition -- 2 "Gang Ain't in My Dictionary": Utilizing insider perspectives to develop a critical gang definition -- 3 Demystifying alt-right gangs: Are white power groups cut from the same cloth as conventional gangs? -- 4 [Folk]tales of different peoples: Transgressing gang definitions and historical ties -- PART II Critical reflections on gang studies -- 5 Toward a decolonial imaginary to reexamine and redefine mainstream definitions of "Gangs" and "Gang Members" in America -- 6 MS-13, gang studies, and crimes of the powerful -- 7 Evolution of the folk devil: Deconstructing claims about hybrid gangs -- PART III Intersectional gang studies -- 8 Gang as a proxy for race: How the criminal justice system uses "gang" to reinforce oppression in minority communities -- 9 "I wanted to be the first Mexican Mafia female member": An intersectional criminological analysis of Chicana gang members in California -- 10 LGBTQ gang members' intersectional identities and experiences -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (237 pages)
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