RE: [xmca] there's got to be a CHAT dissertation in here somewhere

From: David H Kirshner <dkirsh who-is-at lsu.edu>
Date: Mon Jul 21 2008 - 06:29:42 PDT

there's got to be a CHAT dissertation in here somewhere

 

...perhaps something having to do with a tendency toward normalization of identity-perhaps not unrelated to transitions in gay identity over the past half century.

 

David

 

 

From: xmca-bounces@weber.ucsd.edu [mailto:xmca-bounces@weber.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of Peter Smagorinsky
Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2008 10:42 AM
To: 'eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity'
Subject: [xmca] there's got to be a CHAT dissertation in here somewhere

 

The New York Daily News reported in June that members of gangs such as the Bloods and the Latin Kings, and who become parents, are routinely having their babies "blessed" into their gangs in religious ceremonies in which the swaddling clothes are the gang's colors. (The Bloods call such babies "Blood drops" or "Blood stains.") The Daily News described the parents "teaching chubby little fingers to [make] gang signs" even before the toddlers learn to talk. One Episcopal priest said he has "blessed in" about 300 such kids to two gangs. [New York Daily News, 6-15-08]

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