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Article: Young mother (in the) hood: Gang girls' negotiation of new identities

TitleYoung mother (in the) hood: Gang girls' negotiation of new identities
Authors
KeywordsFemininity
Gangs
Gender
Motherhood
Issue Date2011
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13676261.asp
Citation
Journal Of Youth Studies, 2011, v. 14 n. 1, p. 1-19 How to Cite?
AbstractThis article examines the experiences of young women in street gangs who become mothers. Drawing on qualitative interviews with 65 young women in the San Francisco, CA, Bay Area, we examine their narratives about the transition to motherhood. In particular, we focus on the ways these young women negotiate femininities and attempt to reconcile their identities as young mothers and gang girls - both stigmatized identities. For many of the young women, motherhood entails a retreat from the street and a renewed emphasis on time spent in the home. While many receive (financial and childcare) support from their families, this also often means a diminution of the autonomy they experienced while more heavily involved in the gang. Issues of respect and respectability remain important for the young women, but the dimensions on which these are based change. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/139688
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.973
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.613
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dc.contributor.authorMoloney, Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorHunt, GPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorJoe-Laidler, Ken_HK
dc.contributor.authorMackenzie, Ken_HK
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dc.description.abstractThis article examines the experiences of young women in street gangs who become mothers. Drawing on qualitative interviews with 65 young women in the San Francisco, CA, Bay Area, we examine their narratives about the transition to motherhood. In particular, we focus on the ways these young women negotiate femininities and attempt to reconcile their identities as young mothers and gang girls - both stigmatized identities. For many of the young women, motherhood entails a retreat from the street and a renewed emphasis on time spent in the home. While many receive (financial and childcare) support from their families, this also often means a diminution of the autonomy they experienced while more heavily involved in the gang. Issues of respect and respectability remain important for the young women, but the dimensions on which these are based change. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
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dc.subjectFemininityen_HK
dc.subjectGangsen_HK
dc.subjectGenderen_HK
dc.subjectMotherhooden_HK
dc.titleYoung mother (in the) hood: Gang girls' negotiation of new identitiesen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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