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Author Vigil, James Diego, 1938-

Title The projects : gang and non-gang families in East Los Angeles / James Diego Vigil ; foreword by Thomas S. Weisner
Edition First edition
Published Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 239 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Rationale and methods -- A history of the Cuatro Flats barrio gang -- The gang subculture: change and continuity -- The Pico Gardens clique -- A gang life -- Cholas in the world of gangs -- Why children either avoid or affiliate with gangs -- Families not involved with gangs -- A closer look at gang-affiliated families -- Gang prevention and intervention strategies over time -- Conclusion and recommendations
Summary In this work, Vigil adds to the tradition of poverty research and elaborates on the association of family dynamics and gang membership. The main objective of his research was to discover what factors make some families more vulnerable to gang membership, and why gang resistance was evidenced in similarly situatied non-gang-involved families
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-225) and index
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Subject Gang members -- Family relationships -- California -- Los Angeles.
Gangs -- California -- Los Angeles.
Poor families -- California -- Los Angeles.
Public housing -- California -- Los Angeles.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Social conditions.
Pico Gardens (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007024575
ISBN 0292795092 (electronic bk.)
9780292795099 (electronic bk.)