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Author Brotherton, David C
Title The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation : Street Politics and the Transformation of a New York City Gang
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, 2004
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Descript 1 online resource (419 pages)
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Note Intro -- CONTENTS -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- PART I TOWARD A THEORY OF THE GANG AS A SOCIAL MOVEMENT -- CHAPTER 1 THE STUDY -- CHAPTER 2 THE THEORY OF GANGS -- CHAPTER 3 POLITICS AND GANGS -- PART II THE MAKING OF THE ALKQN: SUBCULTURAL TRADITIONS -- CHAPTER 4 WHO ARE THE ALMIGHTY LATIN KING AND QUEEN NATION? -- CHAPTER 5 THE TRADITIONS OF KING BLOOD -- CHAPTER 6 NONGANG TRADITIONS I -- CHAPTER 7 NONGANG TRADITIONS II -- PART III THE FORM AND CONTENT OF A STREET ORGANIZATION -- CHAPTER 8 THE LEVEL OF ORGANIZATION AND STRUCTURE OF THE LATIN KINGS -- CHAPTER 9 MEMBERSHIP -- CHAPTER 10 IDENTITY AND COLLECTIVE RESISTANCE -- CHAPTER 11 GOALS VERSUS ACTS -- CHAPTER 12 PERCEIVED ADVERSARIES -- CHAPTER 13 CONCLUSION -- NOTES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX
From Los Angeles and New York to Chicago and Miami, street gangs are regarded as one of the most intractable crime problems facing our cities, and a vast array of resources is being deployed to combat them. This book chronicles the astounding self-transformation of one of the most feared gangs in the United States into a social movement acting on behalf of the dispossessed, renouncing violence and the underground economy, and requiring school attendance for membership. What caused the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation of New York City to make this remarkable transformation? And why has it not happened to other gangs elsewhere? David C. Brotherton and Luis Barrios were given unprecedented access to new and never-before-published material by and about the Latin Kings and Queens, including the group's handbook, letters written by members, poems, rap songs, and prayers. In addition, they interviewed more than one hundred gang members, including such leaders as King Tone and King Hector. Featuring numerous photographs by award-winning photojournalist Steve Hart, the book explains the symbolic significance for the gang of hand gestures, attire, rituals, and rites of passage. Based on their inside information, the authors craft a unique portrait of the lives of the gang members and a ground-breaking study of their evolution
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Brotherton, David C. The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation : Street Politics and the Transformation of a New York City Gang New York : Columbia University Press,c2004 9780231114196
Subject Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Gang) -- History.;Gangs -- New York (State) -- New York -- Case studies.;Gangs -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.;Hispanic American youth -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions.;African American youth -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions.;Youth with social disabilities -- New York (State) -- New York.;New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions
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Alt Author Barrios, Luis
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