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Female gangs in America

essays on girls, gangs, and gender
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Lake View Press , Chicago
Gangs -- United States, Female juvenile delinquents -- United States, Female offenders -- United S
Statementedited by Meda Chesney-Lind and John M. Hagedorn.
ContributionsChesney-Lind, Meda., Hagedorn, John, 1947-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV6439.U5 F46 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination353 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18377162M
ISBN 100941702480, 0941702472
LC Control Number98053160
OCLC/WorldCa40467384

"For decades, gang researchers have ignored and trivialized Female gangs in America book gangs, but for the girls who join them, the experience is anything but trivial.

This book goes a long way towards rectifying that neglect. By assembling the wide range of perceptions and analyses of female gangs, the editors make glaringly obvious the huge gaps in our knowledge. Female Gangs in America challenges a long tradition of color them male scholarship about gangs in our country by exploring the experience of girls in gangs.

Recognizing that girls have long been present but invisible in American gang life, this book offers the first comprehensive collection of essays ever published on this topic/5(4). Female gangs in America: essays on girls, gangs, and gender User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict The first of its kind, this anthology fills a void in studies of inner-city youth violence and gang behavior, challenging simplistic generalizations about female gang members.

Includes bibliographical references (pages ) and index Historical perspectives. Sex in the gang / by Frederic M. Thrasher -- A reporter at large: "the Persian queens" / by Robert Rice -- Jailbait: the story of juvenile delinquency / by William Bernard -- The chicana gang: a preliminary description / by John Quicker -- Black female gangs in Philadelphia / by Waln K.

Brown -- Black Pages: Female Gangs: A Focus on Research Joan Moore and John Hagedorn Much of the research on gangs has ig-nored females or trivialized female gangs.1 Influential early studies of gangs, which for years shaped the research agenda, concentrated almost exclusively on males.

The implicit message of these studies was that female gangs were unim-portant. Until the s, particularly with the classic book by Anne Campbell () The Girls in the Gang, girls and young women in gangs were almost invisible in the research and media (see also Chesney.

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Female gangs: an historical perspective / by Carl S. Taylor "Just every mother's angel": an analysis of gender and ethnic variations in youth gang membership / by Karen Joe and Meda Chesny-Lind Women, men, and gangs: the social construction of gender in the barrio / by Eduardo Luis Portillos.

Female Gangs in America begins by reprinting classic, and hard to find, essays that chronicle the earliest research on girls, gender, and gangs. Included in this section are essays by Thrasher, Rice, Brown, and Quicker as well as a retrospective piece by Fishman on African American girls in Chicago gangs of the sixties.5/5(1).

Part 1: The Gang: Changing Boundaries, Joining, “Banging,” and Getting out. Chapter 1: The Changing Boundaries of Youth Gangs Chapter 2: Joining the Gang: Gender Differences in Risk Factors for Gang Membership Chapter 3: Initiation of Drug Use, Drug Sales, and Violent Offending Among a Sample of Gang and Nongang Youth Chapter 4: Leaving the Gang Part 2: The Arenas: Neighborhoods.

Female Gangs in America Essays on Girls, Gangs and Gender This edition published in Septem by Lake View Press. Edition Notes CONTENTS: Historical perspectives. Sex in the gang / by Frederic M. Thrasher -- A reporter at large: "the Persian queens" / by Robert Rice -- Jailbait: the story of juvenile delinquency / by William Bernard Pages: "Female Gangs in America" challenges a long tradition of "color them male" scholarship about gangs in our country by exploring the experiences of girls in gangs.

Recognizing that girls have long been "present but invisible" in American gang life, this book offers the first comprehensive collection of essays every published on the topic. The Second Edition of Gangs in America brings together some of the best new research on the subject.

After a section that addresses definitional and measurement issues, the book presents: an assessment of behavioural, ecological and socioeconomic dimensions of gangs; a discussion of important ethnic and gender factors; and findings concerning the reciprocal relationship be/5(7). The Second Edition of Gangs in America brings together some of the best new research on the subject.

After a section that addresses definitional and measurement issues, the book presents: an assessment of behavioural, ecological and socioeconomic dimensions of gangs; a discussion of important ethnic and gender factors; and findings concerning the reciprocal relationship between research and.

History. In her book on females in gang culture, Taylor claims that historians have documented female gang membership and all-female gangs dating back to the early twentieth century, but traditionally limited their studies to how such gangs relate to existing male versions.

Due to this, researchers like Taylor began drawing attention to women in gang culture and argued that the topic deserved. In independent female gangs, the female members establish their own rules and are not subordinates of male gangs.

Female dominated gangs are perceived as equivalent to male gangs and behave in just as ruthless a manner. Women In Male Gangs Have More Minor Roles. When trying to understand the involvement of females in male gangs or females. Although the literature portrays female gang members as little more than sex objects, the role of teenage girls in gangs is evolving.

They now are the perpetrators of serious crimes. (Molidor,page) Field Note: Marsha used to work with a female youth gang called the Sisters. She described them as "a very tough and violent gang of about.

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Introduction to Gangs in America book. By Ronald M. Holmes, Richard Tewksbury, George Higgins. Edition 1st Edition. First Published This does not rule out the fact that some female gangs engage in violent acts of criminality in the United States of America.

Female gangs have also been linked to drug trafficking. According to California department of justice, in women were involved in drug offense than men in Los Angeles County. This book takes a long overdue look at how macro socio-economic forces shape the highly localized life of gangs and gang members.

Hagedorn boldly calls for the infusion of race, politics, and culture into the study of gangs—subjects that have been overlooked for far too long.

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Many femicides — targeted murders of women — are attributed to gangs. As ofEl Salvador had the highest femicide rate in the world. This is the only study that looks at female gang members in a small to medium size urban area, noting the lack of all-female gangs, conflicting views on the equal status of females in gender-mixed groups, continuing to investigate the level at which Black females are involved in the informal economy, and the possible time dimension aspects of Merton's innovator.

In a sense, the gangs they joined became a type of replacement family. Young to Old. Author Jorja Leap paints a vivid picture of how the gang world surrounds large numbers of America’s boys and girls and pulls them into living a certain lifestyle in her book Jumped In: What Gangs Taught Me about Violence, Drugs, Love, and Redemption.

Gangs in America's Communities, Third Edition blends theory with current research to help you identify essential features associated with youth violence and gangs, as well as apply strategies for gang control and prevention.

New discussions around female gang members offer you potentially effective programs for discouraging females from. Gangs in America's Communities, Third Edition blends theory with current research to help readers identify essential features associated with youth violence and gangs, as well as apply strategies for gang control and prevention.

Authors Dr. James C. Howell and Dr. Elizabeth Griffiths introduce readers to theories of gang formation, illustrate. One of the Guys: Girls, Gangs, and Gender: Author(s): Jody Miller: Date Published: Annotation: This book examines the causes, nature, and meaning of female gang involvement. Abstract: A comparative study examined both gang members and nongang members to provide an accurate picture of the nature of gang life.

He is editor of Gangs in the Global City; co-editor of Female Gangs in America: Essays on Girls, Gangs, and Gender; and author of the highly influential People and Folks: Gangs, Crime, and the Underclass in a Rustbelt City. MacArthur fellow Mike Davis is professor of history at the University of California, s: Fictional gangs, of varying types (Crime syndicates, Crime families, Drug cartels, Motorcycle gangs, Paramilitary organizations, Prison gangs and Street gangs) appear commonly in comics, films, literature, television series, and video is an alphabetical list of them.

I spent years infiltrating multiple gangs as an investigator for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and eventually wrote a book on my .