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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Richelle rated it it was amazing Sep 06, Sydney rated dnton really liked it Sep 05, Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Want to Read saving…. It is a very accessible read, so you should certainly read it if you’re interested in the subject matter, regardless of your training.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Kayla rated it liked it Dec 12, 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. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
Sep 12, Sharon rated it liked it Shelves: The second part of the book establishes the credibility of her arguments as linguistic science by shifting from the contextual and more generally cultural questions of the first part to a much more specifically linguistic and quantitative study.
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To ask other readers questions about Homegirlsplease sign up. 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’.
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.
I know of dentom better demonstration of how linguistic and cultural variables are entwined in social interaction. I learned a lot about how to conduct good ethnographic research. Ashley centon it really liked it Apr 19, Enjoyed looking into the sociocultural aspects that were shared in the book.
Aug 30, Joseph Crupper rated it really liked it. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Books by Norma Mendoza-Denton. It is here that some of the anticipated broad audience, even those with access to an International Phonetic Alphabet cheat-sheet, may begin to find the prose growing drier.
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dentton Preview — Homegirls by Norma Mendoza-Denton. Would you like to change to the site? The critical voice that resonates in the interpretive chapters stands down in favor of more scientific aims: Mendoza-Denton focuses particularly on the Norte and Sur gangs, which are the largest Latino gangs in California.
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Normally in anthropology, we the audience are kept safely, superiorly, away from them the subjects.