Title of book: Gangsters Without Borders
Ward, T.W. (2013). Gangsters Without Borders: An ethnography of a Salvadoran street gang. New York: Oxford University Press.
- In what ways do the characters in Ward’s book support Vigil’s concept of multiple marginalization (discussed in week 2)? Are there any factors that you found that doesn’t support Vigil’s theory? Based upon your reading, does this book impact your view of immigration? Why or why not?
- Does Ward’s discussion regarding the formation of MS-13 support or refute Thrasher’s early research on the formation of gangs? Why or why not?
- Please discuss the role of females in MS-13. In what ways does Ward’s discussion of females in MS-13 support our discussion of female gang members during week 6?