Ain't No Makin' It

Aspirations and Attainment in a Low-Income Neighborhood, Third Edition

Author: Jay MacLeod

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 0786731796

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

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This classic text addresses one of the most important issues in modern social theory and policy: how social inequality is reproduced from one generation to the next. With the original 1987 publication of Ain't No Makin' It Jay MacLeod brought us to the Clarendon Heights housing project where we met the “Brothers” and the “Hallway Hangers.” Their story of poverty, race, and defeatism moved readers and challenged ethnic stereotypes. MacLeod's return eight years later, and the resulting 1995 revision, revealed little improvement in the lives of these men as they struggled in the labor market and crime-ridden underground economy. The third edition of this classic ethnography of social reproduction brings the story of inequality and social mobility into today's dialogue. Now fully updated with thirteen new interviews from the original Hallway Hangers and Brothers, as well as new theoretical analysis and comparison to the original conclusions, Ain't No Makin' It remains an admired and invaluable text. Contents Part One: The Hallway Hangers and the Brothers as Teenagers 1. Social Immobility in the Land of Opportunity 2. Social Reproduction in Theoretical Perspective 3. Teenagers in Clarendon Heights: The Hallway Hangers and the Brothers 4. The Influence of the Family 5. The World of Work: Aspirations of the Hangers and Brothers 6. School: Preparing for the Competition 7. Leveled Aspirations: Social Reproduction Takes Its Toll 8. Reproduction Theory Reconsidered Part Two: Eight Years Later: Low Income, Low Outcome 9. The Hallway Hangers: Dealing in Despair 10. The Brothers: Dreams Deferred 11. Conclusion: Outclassed and Outcast(e) Part Three: Ain't No Makin' It? 12. The Hallway Hangers: Fighting for a Foothold at Forty 13. The Brothers: Barely Making It 14. Making Sense of the Stories, by Katherine McClelland and David Karen
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Crime and the Lifecourse

An Introduction

Author: Michael L. Benson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415994926

Category: Law

Page: 239

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In recent years, the lifecourse perspective has become a popular theoretical orientation toward crime. Yet despite its growing importance in the field of criminology, most textbooks give it only cursory treatment. Crime and the Lifecourse: An Introduction by Michael L. Benson provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary research and theory on the life-course approach to crime. The book emphasizes a conceptual understanding of this approach. A special feature is the integration of qualitative and quantitative research on criminal life histories. This book: provides an overview of the life course approach and describes the major concepts and issues in lifecourse theory as it applies to criminology reviews evidence on biological and genetic influences on crime reviews research on the role of the family in crime and juvenile delinquency provides a detailed discussion of the criminological lifecourse theories of Moffitt, Hagan, Sampson and Laub, and others discusses the connections between youthful crime and adult outcomes in education, occupation, and marriage presents an application of the lifecourse approach to white-collar crime discusses how macro sociological and historical developments have influenced the shape of the lifecourse in American society as it relates to patterns in crime.
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The Class

Living and Learning in the Digital Age

Author: Julian Sefton-Green,Sonia Livingstone

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 147988457X

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 9251

Do today’s youth have more opportunities than their parents? As they build their own social and digital networks, does that offer new routes to learning and friendship? How do they navigate the meaning of education in a digitally connected but fiercely competitive, highly individualized world? Based upon fieldwork at an ordinary London school, The Class examines young people's experiences of growing up and learning in a digital world. In this original and engaging study, Livingstone and Sefton-Green explore youth values, teenagers’ perspectives on their futures, and their tactics for facing the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. The authors follow the students as they move across their different social worlds—in school, at home, and with their friends, engaging in a range of activities from video games to drama clubs and music lessons. By portraying the texture of the students’ everyday lives, The Class seeks to understand how the structures of social class and cultural capital shape the development of personal interests, relationships and autonomy. Providing insights into how young people’s social, digital, and learning networks enable or disempower them, Livingstone and Sefton-Green reveal that the experience of disconnections and blocked pathways is often more common than that of connections and new opportunities.
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Teacher Learning in Small-group Settings

Author: Cheryl J. Craig,Louise F. Deretchin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781607090021

Category: Teachers

Page: 370

View: 5344

Where teaching is concerned, readers of this volume come to know how teachers experience professional development in book clubs, Critical Friends Groups, and teacher research groups and how action research has been used by teachers in a particular curriculum reform project. Where teacher education is concerned, readers are afforded an insider view of what is happening in various cohorts and other small group configurations throughout the nation and the world, particularly with respect to diversity.
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Experiencing poverty

voices from the bottom

Author: D. Stanley Eitzen,Kelly Eitzen Smith

Publisher: Wadsworth Pub Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

View: 2836

EXPERIENCING POVERTY is unique in its comprehensive understanding of poverty. The readings incorporate the experiences of the impoverished in many situations, including people who are homeless, housed, working, non-working, single, married, urban, rural, born in the United States, first generation Americans, young and old. Most significantly, the crucial dimensions of inequality - race and gender - are interwoven throughout the selected readings.
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Sociology

Understanding a Diverse Society

Author: Margaret L. Andersen,Howard Francis Taylor

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534566647

Category: Cultural pluralism

Page: 660

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In this theoretically balanced new book, two nationally renowned scholars combine impeccable research, current and classical theory, and vivid prose to involve readers in new ways to view and understand our society. The book's broad treatment of diversity is unequalled in any introductory sociology book.
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Social Problems in a Diverse Society

Author: Diana Elizabeth Kendall

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205198351

Category: Political Science

Page: 477

View: 6809

Emphasizing the centrality of race, class, and gender in understanding people's life experiences and social problems in the US and other nations, this college-level text addresses contentious issues with reason and perspective. Topics covered in the volume's 18 chapters include wealth and poverty; t
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Essentials of Sociology

A Down-to-earth Approach

Author: James M. Henslin

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205316908

Category: Social Science

Page: 475

View: 9994

This book places sociological questions about culture, race, and everyday life into a perspective for readers to understand.
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Teacher Education Yearbook

Author: Cheryl J. Craig,Louise F. Deretchin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781607090014

Category: Education

Page: 370

View: 7145

Where teaching is concerned, readers of this volume come to know how teachers experience professional development in book clubs, Critical Friends Groups, and teacher research groups and how action research has been used by teachers in a particular curriculum reform project. Where teacher education is concerned, readers are afforded an insider view of what is happening in various cohorts and other small group configurations throughout the nation and the world, particularly with respect to diversity.
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