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Author Brotherton, David.

Title The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation : street politics and the transformation of a New York City gang / David C. Brotherton and Luis Barrios
Published New York : Columbia University Press, ©2004

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Description 1 online resource (xx, 397 pages) : illustrations
Contents Part 1: Toward a theory of the gang as a social movement -- Part 2: The making of the ALKQN: subcultural traditions -- Part 3: The form and content of a street organization
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-376) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Gang) -- History
SUBJECT Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Gang) fast
Subject 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
TRUE CRIME -- Organized Crime.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- General.
Gangs
Hispanic American youth -- Social conditions
Social conditions
Youth with social disabilities
SUBJECT New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions
Subject New York (State) -- New York
Genre/Form Case studies
History
Case studies.
√Čtudes de cas.
Form Electronic book
Author Barrios, Luis, 1952-
ISBN 0231509065
9780231509060
1322353492
9781322353494
Other Titles Street politics and the transformation of a New York City gang