Rocha, José Luis and Rodgers, Dennis (2008) Bróderes descobijados y vagos alucinados: una década con las pandillas nicaragüenses 1997-2007. Revista Envío, Universidad Centroamericana (UCA), Managua, Nicaragua.
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Also available in an English version entitled "Gangs of Nicaragua". What is a gang? A quick overview of the literature shows that this generic and non-specific term can refer to a range of phenomena, from spontaneous youth peer groups to organised criminal collectives. This variety notwithstanding, gangs generally have extremely negative connotations, particularly in contemporary Central America, where they are highly demonized and subject to extensive mystification. This collection of essays on Nicaraguan gangs goes beyond the stereotypes and presents a nuanced analysis of the phenomenon. It brings together a series of articles published on the topic by José Luis Rocha and Dennis Rodgers in the Nicaraguan journal Envío between 1997 and 2007. The breadth, detail, originality, and longitudinal nature of this collection make it a fundamental reference for anybody seeking a better understanding of the gang phenomenon in Nicaragua and Central America.
|Additional Information:||© 2008 José Luis Rocha, Dennis Rodgers|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1201 Latin America (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
|Sets:||Research centres and groups > Crisis States Research Centre|
|Date Deposited:||28 Jun 2010 13:32|
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