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Multiple Marginality and Gangs: Through a Prism Darkly

by James Diego Vigil Lexington Books
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Hbk 140 pages
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In Multiple Marginality and Gangs: Through a Prism Darkly, James Diego Vigil unravels the youth gang problem in America. Vigil uses a multidimensional approach that encompasses the place, status, and social control of urban street gangs and highlights associated subcultural and identity facets.

Chapter One: Multiple Marginality, A Comparative Framework for Understanding Gangs

Chapter Two: The Place and Status Facets of Marginality: Ecology and Socioeconomics

Chapter Three: Strains on Families

Chapter Four: The Broad Refraction of Education

Chapter Five: Police as the Last Bastions of Social Control

Chapter Six: Recent Changes and Developments in Gang Marginality

Chapter Seven: Street Socialization and Street Identity: The Fall of the Self and the Rise of the Group

Chapter Eight: Forging Policies from Time, Place, and People



About the Author

James Diego Vigil is professor of social ecology at the University of California, Irvine.