|CARNEGIE MELLON EVENT CALENDAR|
The Linguistic Construction of Youth Gang Violence: Talk about the Mara Salvatrucha and the Mara 18 of El Salvador and Guatemala
Mar 4, 2013
Vanderbilt University Professor Susan Berk-Seligson will discuss the complicated relationships among attitudes, community roles, culture and personal experience with crime in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, which has been witnessing unprecedented levels of violence in recent years, much of it related to drug trafficking, drug cartels and youth gangs. While some community members demonize gang members, others display a more sympathetic stance toward them.