Between Good and Ghetto : African American Girls and Inner-City Violence (Computer file, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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Between Good and Ghetto : African American Girls and Inner-City Violence

Author: Nikki Jones
Publisher: New Brunswick, NJ Rutgers University Press [2009] © 2009
Series: Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies
Edition/Format:   Computer file : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nikki Jones
ISBN: 9780813548258 081354825X
OCLC Number: 1125187504
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 Online-Ressource.
Series Title: Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies
Responsibility: Nikki Jones.

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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.

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