The Gang as an American Enterprise

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The Diamonds are a Chicago Street gang whose members are second-generation Puerto Rican youths. For Felix Padilla the young men who join the Diamonds have made a logical choice. The gang is an alternative and dependable route to emotional support, self-respect, material goods, and upward mobility. Although Padilla shares the same ethnic background as the gang members and also grew up in a Chicago barrio, gaining the trust of the Diamonds was not easy. But eventually he was able to get close enough to the members to ...

The Gang as an American Enterprise 1992, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813518060

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The Gang as an American Enterprise 1992, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813518053

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