Latino Youth Gang Involvement Article Review

Latino Youth Gang Involvement
A review of Tina Kabarec Quiroz's article "Latino Youth, Gangs, and Community Activism: A Case of Advocacy Anthropology".
# 144884 | 757 words | 1 source | MLA | 2003 | US

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The paper examines the article "Latino Youth, Gangs, and Community Activism: A Case of Advocacy Anthropology" where Tina Kabarec Quiroz addresses the issue of Latino youth involvement in street gangs in a city in the Pacific Northwest, and the resulting stereotypes that dominate the local public's overall perception of Latino youth. The paper discusses the intent of Kabarec Quiroz's research and its effectiveness. The writer offers the personal view that Kabarec Quiroz's methods were very effective and would be suitable in many other areas that are plagued with misunderstanding related to cultural differences.

From the Paper:

"The intent of Kabarec Quiroz's research is to increase the cultural awareness of city officials, law enforcement agencies, school personnel, as well as the general public, while decreasing prevailing prejudicial views that classified Latino cultural behaviors as criminal. As a long-term resident of the city as well as a Latina woman, Kabarec Quiroz was personally concerned with the misrepresentation of Latino youth culture and the negative effects this could have on the entire community. Her background as an adjunct professor of cultural anthropology and English-as-a-Second-Language classes at Chemetka Community College in Salem, Oregon allowed her to identify the problem and apply anthropological theory and methods, serving as an advocate to the Latino youth community."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Graduate Students Applying Anthropology, Carla Guerron-Montero, Guest Editor, Vol. 20, No. 4, Fall 1998

Cite this Article Review:

APA Format

Latino Youth Gang Involvement (2010, October 14) Retrieved April 23, 2024, from

MLA Format

"Latino Youth Gang Involvement" 14 October 2010. Web. 23 April. 2024. <>