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Jennifer M. Hazen and Dennis Rodgers

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816691470

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816691470.001.0001

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“Hecho en México”: Gangs, Identities, and the Politics of Public Security

“Hecho en México”: Gangs, Identities, and the Politics of Public Security

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(p.255) 12 “Hecho en México”: Gangs, Identities, and the Politics of Public Security
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Global Gangs
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Gareth A. Jones

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816691470.003.0013

This chapter focuses on the way that the “gang” label has become a major element of the public security discourse in Mexico, leading to the social stigmatization of youth through its arbitrary deployment.

Keywords:   gangs, youth, violence, conflict, urban challenges, state security, crime, global, transnational

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