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Start your review of Homegirls: Language and Cultural Practice Among Latina Youth Gangs Write a review Shelves: academic , non-fiction , she-has-eggs , poc , latinidad , course-reading , anthropology-recs Loved this book. There were a couple of things that made this a particularly wonderful book for me: 1 the way she includes herself in the narrative and 2 the normalization of her "subjects. She mentions, "I was dying for [the security guard:] to ask me for my ID card. As an anthropologist, writing vulnerability into her own character seems incredibly important, given the power that she has in presentation. It means you have a clear understanding of the lens through which the young women are being seen and interpreted.

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Start your review of Homegirls: Language and Cultural Practice Among Latina Youth Gangs Write a review Shelves: academic , non-fiction , she-has-eggs , poc , latinidad , course-reading , anthropology-recs Loved this book. There were a couple of things that made this a particularly wonderful book for me: 1 the way she includes herself in the narrative and 2 the normalization of her "subjects.

She mentions, "I was dying for [the security guard:] to ask me for my ID card. As an anthropologist, writing vulnerability into her own character seems incredibly important, given the power that she has in presentation. It means you have a clear understanding of the lens through which the young women are being seen and interpreted.

The normalization of her subjects is equally exciting. It is, it seems to me, one of the most important goals of anthropology, and it requires acknowledging the position of the audience. Normally in anthropology, we the audience are kept safely, superiorly, away from them the subjects. But in her interactions, we can participate. We can communicate. And, in fact, the author challenges us to do so. In a description of eyeliner in "Muy Macha," she suggests, "Try this at home.

When I write, this is what I want to do.

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Norma Mendoza-Denton

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The epistolary form establishes a paradox that serves the book well: When Mendoza-denron write, this is what I want to do. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Skip to main content. Mendoza-Denton focuses particularly on the Mendoza-dentoh and Sur gangs, which are the largest Latino gangs in California. Julie Johnson rated it really liked it Dec 30, Published January 3rd by Wiley-Blackwell first published January 9th Moreover, such studies give poor attention to the social history and wider symbolic context of linguistic forms.

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