The term Guido is associated with Italian-Americans living in the North-Eastern United State ("Identity Politics of Guido" 1-53). Its history originates from an urban, working class youth known as “greasers”, which was applied with derogatory intent (Brooks). The early origins of the term Guido were associated with gangs, graffiti, and turf wars ("Fashioning an Italian-American Youth Style" 1-6). This would explain why many still take offense to the term. However today there are many different signs associated with the term. Guidos are identified through the extensive number of signs and symbols that they incorporate into their identities. The social codes of...
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