Angels' Town: Chero Ways, Gang Life, and the Rhetorics of Everyday

Angels' Town: Chero Ways, Gang Life, and the Rhetorics of Everyday

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Angels' Town: Chero Ways, Gang Life, and the Rhetorics of Everyday by Ralph Cintron

As issues of power and social order loom large in Angelstown, Ralph Cintron shows how eruptions on the margins of the community are emblematic of a deeper disorder. In their language and images, the members of a Latino community in a midsized American city create self-respect under conditions of disrepect. Cintron's innovative ethnography offers a beautiful portrait of a struggling Mexican-American community and shows how people (including ethnographers) make sense of their lives through cultural forms.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807046371
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 11/28/1998
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 723,234
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Ralph Cintron is associate professor of rhetoric at the University of Iowa, Iowa City.

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