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Norma Mendoza-Denton’s Homegirls: Language and Cultural Practice among. Latina Youth Gangs is the first major ethnographic work on the Norteña/Sureña. Norma Mendoza-Denton, Homegirls: Language and cultural practice among. Latina youth gangs. Maiden, MA: Blackwell, Pp. vii, Pb $ In this ground-breaking new book on the Nortena and Surena (North/South) youth gang dynamic, cultural anthropologist and linguist Norma Mendoza- Denton.

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Elsewhere, she describes how members use the identity markers of language to navigate “Norte” and “Sur” north and south gang networks, displaying or concealing various fluencies for specific rhetorical purposes.

Indeed, the core argument of the book is that the group it represents carries on a densely layered cultural life that is misunderstood in stereotype and too much social fenton as merely a mdndoza of social pathology and acultural deviance. An engrossing account of the Norte and Sur girl mendoaz – the largest Latino gangs in California Traces how elements of speech, bodily practices, and symbolic exchanges are used to signal social affiliation and come together to form youth gang styles Explores the relationship between language and the body: Katie rated it liked it Apr 05, Emily rated it liked it Jun 24, So far, it’s great.

Homegirls: Language and Cultural Practice Among Latina Youth Gangs by Norma Mendoza-Denton

Already at this point in the book, I was fascinated to learn that language homegir,s constitute such a broad area. The ending, I think, is tedious if you are not a linguist. When I write, this is what I want to do.

Alyssa Crowley rated it dentno was amazing Jun 23, It was a bit heavy on the linguistic side of anthropology, which I am not very knowledgeable about, and so a lot of pages I had to ‘trudge through’. She mentions, “I was dying for [the security guard: Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

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Homegirls: Language and Cultural Practice Among Latina Youth Gangs

Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination homeyirls essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Sep 25, Travis Hamilton rated it liked it.

Mar 01, Laura Farrell rated it really liked it Shelves: In any case, this is a book about much more than language—or perhaps it reveals language to be much more than we think—and it is well worth picking up for an enlightening glimpse of a population that has been ascribed infamy without being known much at all. As an anthropologist, writing vulnerability into her own character seems incredibly important, given the power that she has in presentation.

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If scientific rigor increases the book’s impact, no one should begrudge Mendoza-Denton the specialization of the latter chapters. Mendoza-Denton focuses particularly on the Norte and Sur gangs, which are the largest Latino gangs in California.

Nov 08, Ellen rated it really liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There were a couple of demton that made this a particularly wonderful book for me: It’s sure to become a classic.

Contact Contact Us Help. We are – my words, not her’s – voyeurs and the subjects are exotic.

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Preview — Homegirls by Norma Mendoza-Denton. If scientific rigor increases the book’s impact, no one should begrudge Mendoza-Denton the specialization of the latter chapters. Aug 25, Sam Grace rated it it was amazing Shelves: Request permission to reuse drnton from this site. Kayla rated it liked it Dec 12, Aug 03, Jennifer Wiget rated it liked it Shelves: Sydney rated it really liked it Sep 05, In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Homegirlx would have enjoyed it a lot more had we not analyzed it for 3 weeks in class.

Normally in anthropology, we the kendoza are kept safely, superiorly, away from them the subjects. Sep 12, Sharon rated it liked it Shelves: Otto rated it really liked it Feb 04, Enjoyed looking into the sociocultural aspects that were shared in the book.

Indeed, as the book progresses, Mendoza-Denton will make use of not only speech, but many complex symbolic signals and exchanges that connect her participants to the larger cultural practices of binary identities, gender, and national relationships.

Books by Norma Mendoza-Denton. But in her interactions, we can participate. You are currently using the site but have requested a page in the site. The motivation to unpack these rich instances of social communication lies in Mendoza-Denton’s ethnographic commitment to take the points of view of her subjects seriously; her linguistic approach enables her to do so in outstanding detail.