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Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Anthropology of Hemispheric Localism Pertaining to Latina Gangs

The term “gang-talk is hemispheric localism” describes both Nortenos and Surenos who are territorialized based on their customs of race, language, class, and national identity.

The gang members’ concepts of the mission and purpose of the gang as a social union respond to broader contextual pressures that include a members’ familiarity of Latin migration dynamics and their own gangs’ internationalization, as well as their understandings of worldwide political relations.

Therefore, hemispheric localism refers to, in this particular situation, the “North” and “South” and their “webs of signification”.

Read Gang Talk is Hemispheric Localism @ Factoidz By the Ancient Digger


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