Catching Hell in the City of Angels Introduction & Ch.1 Notes - Catching Hell in the City of Angels by Vargas Introduction Vargas Data was collected

Catching Hell in the City of Angels Introduction & Ch.1 Notes

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Catching Hell in the City of Angels by Vargas Introduction: Vargas Data was collected through observant participation His race is Brazilian but he was identified racially depending on the context of the situation He identified as black during is time in Central South L.A Cycle for Black Violence Formally working class (unemployed) Family members join gangs o Notably young black males for support and validation Gang members face the danger of imprisonment or death If imprisoned and released, face a greater disadvantage in getting a job Cycle repeats itself at a greater intensity until death L.A Contains the richest and poorest black populations o Wealthier, more "well off" blacks are moving away from the ghetto o Rich get richer, poor get poorer Involuntary proximity of black people, can be seen in o Business o Politics o Residence Social classes They can express: o Income o Occupation o Blackness o Respectability o Political allegiance Notions of… o Race o Gender o Sexuality o Politics ..will determine how social class is lived Images Black male; o high school drop out o Hustler o Criminal o Inner city youth

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