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TUESDAY 4/24 LECTURE -Globalization has aggravated income inequalities across the world. -Gangs are using social media which bolster their reputation, intimidate police/government -Rival gangs taunt each other with videos on youtube. -Glorify and advertise the drug business on social media. -Sometimes, gangs will jump their own members as part of an initiation process to enter the gang. Videotaped on camera, shown as publicity for their gang. -WAR = White Aryan Resistancewebsite. Racist website, attack immigrants -Globalization is a process, technology makes it go faster. -Internet and cell phone have had biggest impact on gang globalization and globalization of gang culture. -Poverty and violence play role in globalization. -They are primaryreason why people move -When people move they bring their culture with them -Deportation may aid in the culture movement -GangGod.com, got everything you would want to know about gangs on the website, it has profile of every gang in America as well. -For example, shows you how to dress like a Blood, act like a Blood, talk like a Blood, their hand signs, etc. -There is no standard definition of transnational gang and this makes the issue harder to analyze. -Know the class definition of transnational gang for all four quizzes. (know the four things that make up the definition) -Since everyone has different definition of gangs, the number of gang members in the US is a little off, because of different interpretations in every state. -Graffiti is the newspaper for gangs.Shows gang presence in an area. -In addition to internet, gang culture is exported through written media. -Japanese magazines that showed how to wear bandanas like gangsters. Also how to wear other outfits just like latino gang members. -Australia is trying to kick out biker gangs found in Australia, but biker gangs claim they are not doing anything illegal, just group of guys that love motorcycles -Violence is expression of physical force against self or other, compelling action against one’s will on pain of being hurt -Violence can vary from physical altercation between 2 people to war and genocide -For every person who dies as result of violence, many more are injured and suffer from range of physical/sexual/mental health problems -Everyday 15 youths from 14-20 are killed by gun violence. For every 1 that dies, 5 more get injured.
-Jestor, uses sex in prison to dominate other prisoners, makes them his “wife”, they must act as the women, or else killed. -Skinheads, white supremacist, use internetvery efficiently to influence alienated kids. They use musicas recruitment as well. Hardcore and metal are most popular genres that are white supremacist propaganda. -Gangs are less than 2% of population. THURSDAY 4/28 LECTURE -Meme/Perceptions -Sometimes we see what we want to see, what we think we should see and what we don’t want to see -Perceptions are important -Meme: extreme behavior that becomes a part of mainstream society -Ex Back in the 70’s no one got tattos except bikers and military but now everyone has tattoos -