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The Resource The gang's all queer : the lives of gay gang members, Vanessa R. Panfil

The gang's all queer : the lives of gay gang members, Vanessa R. Panfil

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The gang's all queer : the lives of gay gang members
Title
The gang's all queer
Title remainder
the lives of gay gang members
Statement of responsibility
Vanessa R. Panfil
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Many people believe that gangs are made up of violent thugs who are in and out of jail, and who are hyper-masculine and heterosexual. Vanessa Panfil introduces us to a different world. Meet gay gang members - sometimes referred to in popular culture as "homo thugs"--Whose gay identity complicates criminology's portrayal and representation of gangs, gang members, and gang life. In vivid detail, Panfil provides an in-depth understanding of how gay gang members construct and negotiate both masculine and gay identities through crime and gang membership. She draws from interviews with over 50 gay gang- and crime-involved young men in Columbus, Ohio, the majority of whom are men of color in their late teens and early twenties, as well as on-the-ground ethnographic fieldwork with men who are in gay, hybrid, and straight gangs. Panfil provides an eye-opening portrait of how even members of straight gangs are connected to a same-sex oriented underground world. Most of these young men still present a traditionally masculine persona and voice deeply-held affection for their fellow gang members. They also fight with their enemies, many of whom are in rival gay gangs. Most come from impoverished, 'rough' neighborhoods, and seek to defy negative stereotypes of gay and Black men as deadbeats, though sometimes through illegal activity. Some are still closeted to their fellow gang members and families, yet others fight to defend members of the gay community, even those who they deem to be "fags," despite distaste for these flamboyant members of the community
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Panfil, Vanessa R.,
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
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http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gang members
  • Gay men
  • Gang members
  • Gay men
  • United States
Label
The gang's all queer : the lives of gay gang members, Vanessa R. Panfil
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Why do I have to hide it?" : forming a gay identity -- Who's the fag? : negotiating gayness and visibility -- Gay gangs becoming "known" : respect, violence, and chosen family -- "In the game" : the experiences of gay men in straight gangs -- Hybrid gangs and those that could have been -- "Not a fag" : resisting anti-gay harassment by fighting back -- "Tired of being stereotyped" : urban gay men in underground economies
Control code
982938017
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 289 pages
Isbn
9781479805204
Lccn
2017003869
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40027393302
  • 40027523178
System control number
(OCoLC)982938017
Label
The gang's all queer : the lives of gay gang members, Vanessa R. Panfil
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Why do I have to hide it?" : forming a gay identity -- Who's the fag? : negotiating gayness and visibility -- Gay gangs becoming "known" : respect, violence, and chosen family -- "In the game" : the experiences of gay men in straight gangs -- Hybrid gangs and those that could have been -- "Not a fag" : resisting anti-gay harassment by fighting back -- "Tired of being stereotyped" : urban gay men in underground economies
Control code
982938017
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 289 pages
Isbn
9781479805204
Lccn
2017003869
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40027393302
  • 40027523178
System control number
(OCoLC)982938017

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