The Barrio Gangs of San Antonio, 1915-2015 (Hardback)Mike Tapia (author)
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Few other places are so conducive to such historical exploration as is San Antonio. Street ignobility in the barrio no doubt mirrors processes found in other Chicano communities in Texas and the Southwest. The gang contexts in major Chicano population centers have lengthy historical bases rooted in weak opportunity structures, oppression, and discrimination. This work shows that participation in street violence, drug selling, and other parts of the informal economy are functional adaptations to the social structure; the forces propelling the formation of barrio gangs are not temporary social phenomena.
Publisher: Texas Christian University Press,U.S.
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
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