9780941702478

Female Gangs in America: Essays on Girls, Gangs, and Gender

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  • ISBN13:

    9780941702478

  • ISBN10:

    0941702472

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-08-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr
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Table of Contents

Tables and Charts
vii
Acknowledgments ix
Introduction: Why This Book? 3(3)
I. Historical Perspectives
Introduction: Present but Invisible
6(4)
Sex in the Gang
10(17)
Frederic M. Thrasher
A Reporter at Large: ``The Persian Queens''
27(18)
Robert Rice
Jailbait: The Story of Juvenile Delinquency
45(3)
William Bernard
The Chicana Gang: A Preliminary Description
48(9)
John Quicker
Black Female Gangs in Philadelphia
57(7)
Waln K. Brown
Black Female Gang Behavior: An Historical and Ethnographic Perspective
64(21)
Laura T. Fishman
II. Emerging Theoretical Perspectives on Gender and Gang Membership
Introduction: Boys 'Theories and Girls' Lives
85(5)
Girls, Guys and Gangs: The Changing Social Context of Female Delinquency
90(10)
Peggy Giordano
Self Definition by Rejection: The Case of Gang Girls
100(18)
Ann Campbell
From Patriarchy to Gender: Feminist Theory, Criminology, and the Challenge of Diversity
118(15)
James Messerschmidt
Responding to Female Gang Involvement
133(21)
G. David Curry
III. ``Doing Gender'' in Times of Economic and Social Change
Introduction: ``Doing Gender'' and Economic Restructuring
154(5)
Gang Members' Families
159(18)
Joan W. Moore
What Happens to Girls in the Gang?
177(10)
Joan W. Moore
John M. Hagedorn
Female Gangs: An Historical Perspective
187(23)
Carl S. Taylor
``Just Every Mother's Angel'': An Analysis of Gender and Ethnic Variations in Youth Gang Membership
210(22)
Karen Joe
Meda Chesney-Lind
Women, Men and Gangs: The Social Construction of Gender in the Barrio
232(13)
Edwardo Luis Portillos
IV. Girls, Gangs and Violence
Introduction
245(3)
Female Gang Members' Social Representation of Aggression
248(8)
Anne Campbell
Fighting Female: The Social Construction of Female Gangs
256(21)
John M. Hagedorn
Mary L. Devitt
Violence among girls: Does gang membership make a difference?
277(18)
Elizabeth Piper Deschenes
Finn-Aage Esbensen
Girl, Gangs and Violence: Reinventing the Liberated Female Crook
295(16)
Meda Chesney-Lind
Notes 311(10)
References 321(19)
Index 340

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