Homegirls in the Public Sphere by Marie "Keta" Miranda

By Marie "Keta" Miranda

Girls in gangs tend to be taken care of as gadgets of public feedback and rejection. Seldom are they seen as items useful of realizing or even extra infrequently are they allowed to be lively matters who craft their very own public persona—which is what makes this paintings designated. during this publication, Marie "Keta" Miranda provides the result of an ethnographic collaboration with Chicana gang individuals, within which they contest well known and educational representations of Chicana/o formative years and likewise build their very own narratives of self identification via a documentary movie, It's a Homie Thang!

In telling the tale of her examine within the Fruitvale group of Oakland, California, Miranda in truth unearths how even a sympathetic ethnographer from an analogous ethnic staff can objectify the topics of her research. She recounts how her undertaking developed right into a learn of illustration and its results within the public sphere because the younger women spoke out approximately how public photographs in their lives hardly come with reference to the truth. As Miranda describes how she listened to the crowd individuals and collaborated within the creation in their documentary, she sheds new gentle at the politics of illustration and ethnography, on how internal urban adolescent Chicanas current themselves to varied publics, and on how Chicana gangs really function.

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