Between Good and Ghetto

Author: Nikki Jones
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 081354825X
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With an outward gaze focused on a better future, Between Good and Ghetto reflects the social world of inner city African American girls and how they manage threats of personal violence. Drawing on personal encounters, traditions of urban ethnography, Black feminist thought, gender studies, and feminist criminology, Nikki Jones gives readers a richly descriptive and compassionate account of how African American girls negotiate schools and neighborhoods governed by the so-called "code of the street"ùthe form of street justice that governs violence in distressed urban areas. She reveals the multiple strategies they use to navigate interpersonal and gender-specific violence and how they reconcile the gendered dilemmas of their adolescence. Illuminating struggles for survival within this group, Between Good and Ghetto encourages others to move African American girls toward the center of discussions of "the crisis" in poor, urban neighborhoods.

Between Good and Ghetto

Author: Nikki Jones
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Explores how inner-city African-American girls are influenced by violence on the streets and in school and how they learn to cope with that violence.

Between Good and Ghetto

Author: Nikki Jones
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ISBN: 9780813546148
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Explores how inner-city African-American girls are influenced by violence on the streets and in school and how they learn to cope with that violence.

Code of the Street Decency Violence and the Moral Life of the Inner City

Author: Elijah Anderson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393070385
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Unsparing and important. . . . An informative, clearheaded and sobering book.—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post (1999 Critic's Choice) Inner-city black America is often stereotyped as a place of random violence, but in fact, violence in the inner city is regulated through an informal but well-known code of the street. This unwritten set of rules—based largely on an individual's ability to command respect—is a powerful and pervasive form of etiquette, governing the way in which people learn to negotiate public spaces. Elijah Anderson's incisive book delineates the code and examines it as a response to the lack of jobs that pay a living wage, to the stigma of race, to rampant drug use, to alienation and lack of hope.

Gendered Justice

Author: Venessa Garcia
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742566439
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Gendered Justice takes a unique, multi-layered look at the various elements that factor into our understanding of domestic violence and how the criminal justice system handles situations of domestic violence. The book focuses primarily on the role of gender, but also considers socio-economic status, race, age, education, and the relationship between the victim and criminal. Illustrated with case studies throughout, the book introduces major themes, such as the social construction of gender and victimology, as well as topics such as the portrayal of intimate partner violence in the media and how it shapes our understanding of violence.

The Chosen Ones

Author: Nikki Jones
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520963318
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In The Chosen Ones, sociologist and feminist scholar Nikki Jones shares the compelling story of a group of Black men living in San Francisco’s historically Black neighborhood, the Fillmore. Against all odds, these men work to atone for past crimes by reaching out to other Black men, young and old, with the hope of guiding them toward a better life. Yet despite their genuine efforts, they struggle to find a new place in their old neighborhood. With a poignant yet hopeful voice, Jones illustrates how neighborhood politics, everyday interactions with the police, and conservative Black gender ideologies shape the men’s ability to make good and forgive themselves—and how the double-edged sword of community shapes the work of redemption.

Courting Kids

Author: Carla J. Barrett
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814789463
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Despite being labeled as adults, the approximately 200,000 youth under the age of 18 who are now prosecuted as adults each year in criminal court are still adolescents, and the contradiction of their legal labeling creates numerous problems and challenges. In Courting Kids Carla Barrett takes us behind the scenes of a unique judicial experiment called the Manhattan Youth Part, a specialized criminal court set aside for youth prosecuted as adults in New York City. Focusing on the lives of those coming through and working in the courtroom, Barrett’s ethnography is a study of a microcosm that reflects the costs, challenges, and consequences the “tough on crime” age has had, especially for male youth of color. She demonstrates how the court, through creative use of judicial discretion and the cultivation of an innovative courtroom culture, developed a set of strategies for handling “adult-juvenile ” cases that embraced, rather than denied, defendants’ adolescence.

Street Justice

Author: Bruce A. Jacobs
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521617987
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This study examines the structure, process and forms of retaliation in contemporary urban America where street criminals employ it instead of recourse to the criminal justice system. It explores retaliation from a first hand perspective, based on interviews with currently active street criminals rather than prisoners.

Living the Drama

Author: David J. Harding
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226316666
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For the middle class and the affluent, local ties seem to matter less and less these days, but in the inner city, your life can be irrevocably shaped by what block you live on. Living the Drama takes a close look at three neighborhoods in Boston to analyze the many complex ways that the context of community shapes the daily lives and long-term prospects of inner-city boys. David J. Harding studied sixty adolescent boys growing up in two very poor areas and one working-class area. In the first two, violence and neighborhood identification are inextricably linked as rivalries divide the city into spaces safe, neutral, or dangerous. Consequently, Harding discovers, social relationships are determined by residential space. Older boys who can navigate the dangers of the streets serve as role models, and friendships between peers grow out of mutual protection. The impact of community goes beyond the realm of same-sex bonding, Harding reveals, affecting the boys’ experiences in school and with the opposite sex. A unique glimpse into the world of urban adolescent boys, Living the Drama paints a detailed, insightful portrait of life in the inner city.

20 Questions and Answers on Black Europe

Author: Stephen Arthur Small
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789074897891
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In dit boek biedt Small een diepgaande analyse van wat precies Zwart Europa is en de ervaringen van Zwarte mensen in Europa. Hij behandelt vragen over definitie, gender en demografie; over de geschiedenis en erfenis van slavernij, kolonialisme en imperialisme; de politiek van racisme, politieke vertegenwoordiging en gemeenschapspolitiek; economie, het rechtssysteem, de psychologische dimensies van zwarte mensen in Europa, geloofsgemeenschappen en muzikale productie; kennisproductie, de relaties van zwarte mensen met andere gekleurde mensen in Europa, de Afrikaanse Diaspora en de uitdagingen en prioriteiten voor de toekomst.