Academic Catalog 2017-2018 
    
    Oct 16, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANT 237 - Gangs and Youth Violence

Course Units: 1
(Not Offered this Academic Year) Bloods. Crips. Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13).  The 18th St. Gang (M-18). Latin Kings.  The names have become synonymous with senseless violence.  Both feared and fetishized, the street gang became a focal point of urban politics in the United Staves and Latin America during the late twentieth century. Beginning with the neoliberal reforms of the 1980s, young, poor, minorities have found themselves at the center of a socio-economic crisis that has ben accompanied by the rise of zero-tolerance policing.  For the purposes of this class, the youth gang phenomenon will serve as a window in to the experience of racial, ethnic and economic marginalization under late capitalism. We will explore the context that gives rise to gang violence through a combination of anthropological, sociological, and historical approaches.  By the end of the quarter, students will be familiar with the macro-social factors that shape both gangs and the politics of urban violence in the Americans. CC: LCC



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