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Gangsters Without Borders An Ethnography of a Salvadoran Street Gang

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Gangsters Without Borders An Ethnography of a Salvadoran Street Gang by Ward, T.W., 9780199859061
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  • ISBN: 9780199859061 | 019985906X
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/1/2012
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Based on author T.W. Ward's eight and a half years in Los Angeles conducting participant observation with MS-13,Gangsters Without Borders: An Ethnography of a Salvadoran Street Gangtakes an inside look at gang life in the United States and in a global context. Taking us through their journey from their homeland in El Salvador to the mean streets of Los Angeles,Gangsters Without Bordersoffers a perspective from the point of view of the hard-core members who live this hard, fast, and dangerous life. A powerful and engaging overview of gang dynamics,Gangsters Without Borderscontextualizes the sources and severity of the marginalization felt by Salvadoran immigrants and debunks myths about street gangs in the United States. This account of gangster's lives before, during, and after their involvement with the gang, delivers an intimate and analytical portrait unlike any other.

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