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Author Valdez, Avelardo
Title Mexican American girls and gang violence [electronic resource] : beyond risk / Avelardo Valdez
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (xvi, 209 p.) : ill
Note Title from ebook title page (viewed on Mar. 12, 2010)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-204) and index
Life and gangs on the west side -- The research process: acquiring access, maintaining visibility, and establishing rapport -- Families ina dangerous community -- Risk behaviors: delinquency, violence, substance use, and sexual relations -- Sexual and physical violent victimization -- The situational context of dating violence -- Explaining intimate-partner violence: family, drugs, and psychosocial factors
This book focuses on the vulnerability of beyond-risk young females connected to male street-based youth gangs involved in violence, drug use, crime and sexual behavior. Special attention is given to partner violence experienced by these girls embedded in Mexican American communities with persistent poverty and weak community institutions. Unlike other studies on gang girls, this book describes the relationships of girls with others in the community, including family members and peers. Thebook draws attention to how gender roles reflect a family-ethnic culture and community complex. Valdez takes the perspective that there are multiple-level factors that are continually interacting andexerting influence on an individual?s susceptibility to these deleterious behaviors
Link Print version. Valdez, Avelardo. Mexican American girls and gang violence. 1st ed. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007 9781403967220 (DLC) 2006044807 (OCoLC)68694457
Subject Gangs -- Texas -- San Antonio
Female gangs -- Texas -- San Antonio
Mexican American women -- Texas -- San Antonio
Female juvenile delinquents -- Texas -- San Antonio
Family violence -- Texas -- San Antonio
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