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Author Brenneman, Robert E.

Title Homies and hermanos : God and gangs in Central America / by Robert Brenneman
Published New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2012]
copyright 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 294 pages) : illustrations
Summary Using the tools of sociological theory, Robert Brenneman seeks to discover why a pot-smoking, gun-wielding 'homie' gang member would want to trade in la vida loca for a Bible and the buttoned-down lifestyle of an evangelical hermano - and to what extent this strategy works for the many youth who have tried it
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Church work with juvenile delinquents -- Central America.
Ex-gang members -- Religious life -- Central America.
Christian converts -- Central America.
Evangelicalism -- Central America.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199918836 ebook
019991883X ebook