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Titolo:
Alcohol and violence in the lives of gang members
Autore:
Hunt, GP; Laidler, KJ;
Indirizzi:
Inst Sci Anal, Alameda, CA USA Inst Sci Anal Alameda CA USAInst Sci Anal, Alameda, CA USA Univ Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China Univ Hong Kong HongKong Hong Kong Peoples R China Kong, Peoples R China
Titolo Testata:
ALCOHOL RESEARCH & HEALTH
fascicolo: 1, volume: 25, anno: 2001,
pagine: 66 - 71
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
AODR (alcohol or other drug [AOD] related) violence; gang; youth culture; juvenile delinquency; AOD use as a form of socializing; gender identity; male; group behavior; peer pressure; attitude toward AOD;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
44
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Hunt, GP Inst Sci Anal, Alameda, CA USA Inst Sci Anal Alameda CA USAInst Sci Anal, Alameda, CA USA
Citazione:
G.P. Hunt e K.J. Laidler, "Alcohol and violence in the lives of gang members", ALCOHOL R H, 25(1), 2001, pp. 66-71

Abstract

Life within a gang includes two endemic features: violence and alcohol. Yet, to date, most researchers studying gang behavior have focused on violence and its relationship to illicit drugs, largely neglecting the importance of alcohol in gang life. Because alcohol is an integral and regular part ofsocializing within gang life, drinking works as a social lubricant, or social glue, to maintain not only the cohesion and social solidarity of the gang, but also to affirm masculinity and male togetherness. In addition to its role as a cohesive mechanism, particular drinking styles within gangs mayoperate, as with other social groups, as a mechanism to maintain group boundaries, thereby demarcating one gang from another. Other examples of internal gang violent activities associated with drinking include righting between members because of rivalries, tensions, or notions of honor or respect. At a more symbolic level, drinking is associated with two important ritual events in gang life: initiation, or "jumping in," and funerals. By better understanding the link between drinking and violence among youth gangs, steps can be taken to determine the social processes that occur in the development of violent behavior after drinking.

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