Publication details [#47619]

Mendoza-Denton, Norma. 2007. Homegirls. Language and Cultural Practice among Latina Youth Gangs. Blackwell Publishers. 360 pp.
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Book – monograph
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This book examines young Californian Latina gang girls' daily lives and their innovative speech use, bodily practices, and symbolic exchanges, indicating their affiliations and ideologies. It discloses the relation of language use and other symbolic practices among Californian Latina gang girls, and their links to wider social processes of racial/ethnic consciousness, gender identity and nationalism.