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Author Flores, Edward, author

Title God's gangs : barrio ministry, masculinity, and gang recovery / Edward Orozco Flores
Published New York : New York University Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 230 pages) : illustrations
Summary Los Angeles is the epicenter of the American gang problem. Rituals and customs from Los Angeles' eastside gangs, including hand signals, graffiti, and clothing styles, have spread to small towns and big cities alike. Many see the problem with gangs as related to urban marginality - for a Latino immigrant population struggling with poverty and social integration, gangs offer a close-knit community. Yet, as Edward Orozco Flores argues in this book, gang members can be successfully redirected out of gangs through efforts that change the context in which they find themselves, as well as their notions of what it means to be a man
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Church and social problems -- California -- Los Angeles.
Church work with Hispanic Americans -- California -- Los Angeles.
Ex-gang members -- Rehabilitation -- California -- Los Angeles.
Ex-gang members -- Services for -- California -- Los Angeles.
Hispanic American gangs -- California -- Los Angeles.
Hispanic American men -- California -- Los Angeles -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1479818127
9781479818129 (ebook)