By James Diego Vigil
The Pico Gardens housing improvement in East la has a excessive percent of resident households with a historical past of power poverty, gang involvement, and crime. In a few households, contributors of 3 generations have belonged to gangs. Many different Pico Gardens households, even if, have controlled to prevent the cycle of gang involvement. during this paintings, Vigil provides to the culture of poverty examine and elaborates at the organization of relations dynamics and gang club. the most aim of his examine was once to find what components make a few households extra susceptible to gang club, and why gang resistance used to be evidenced in equally located non-gang-involved households. supplying wealthy, in-depth interviews and observations, Vigil examines the huge adaptations in source of revenue and social capital that exist one of the ostensibly terrible, generally Mexican American citizens. Vigil files how households attach and have interaction with social corporations in better East l. a. to aid chart the workouts and rhythms of the lives of public housing citizens. He offers relations lifestyles histories to reinforce and supply texture to the quantitative info. by means of learning existence in Pico Gardens, Vigil feels we will be able to higher know how human business enterprise interacts with structural elements to provide the truth that households residing in all public housing advancements needs to take care of day-by-day.
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Extra resources for The Projects: Gang and Non-Gang Families in East Los Angeles
J. ) All of these characteristics have made Pico Gardens a somewhat barren, desolate place to live and raise a family. Recreation and social facilities are somewhat better than the residential buildings and their spartan exterior, but they are still limited and show similar signs of neglect. Most residents complain at one time or another about the condition of their neighborhood. A mother of one of the gang members lamented, “There were no things for my kid to do when he was young. He always just went outside to disappear someplace with his friends.
In addition, family-functioning variables are important; Loeber and Stouthamer-Loeber (1986) found that four salient family functioning factors were (1) parental neglect, (2) conflict, (3) deviant behaviors and attitudes, and (4) family disruption. These factors closely approximate the family typology developed by Moore and Vigil (1987) noted above, although often labeled in different terms, and are generally agreed to be important in the discussion about delinquency and families (see Farrington 2002; Hirschi 1995).
The manner by which parental factors influence behavior may not hold true across all racial and ethnic groups, however; there are indications that African American youth are more responsive to stricter parental discipline than are other groups of youth, primarily due to culture and socialization (Walker-Barnes and Mason 2001). In the case of the overwhelmingly Latino population in Pico Gardens, authoritarian parenting is actually counterproductive and can be harmful, as will be discussed in subsequent chapters.