Broderes in Arms: Gang Socialization in Post-Conflict Nicaragua

Rodgers, D. (2013) Broderes in Arms: Gang Socialization in Post-Conflict Nicaragua. Working Paper. Simon Fraser School of International Studies, Vancouver.

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This paper explores various ways in which gang members in post-conflict Nicaragua have internalized and put into practice a range of violent behaviour patterns over the past two decades. It shows how different types of gang violence can be related to distinct forms of socialization, tracing how these particular articulations have changed over time, often for very contingent reasons. As such, the paper highlights the need to conceive the socialization of violence within gangs as a dynamic and contextualized process, and suggests drawing on the notion of “repertoire” as a means of meaningfully representing this.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Working Paper)
Additional Information:Simons Papers in Security and Development no. 31/2013
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rodgers, Professor Dennis
Authors: Rodgers, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Publisher:Simon Fraser School of International Studies
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 The Author
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the author

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