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The Resource The making of a teenage service class : poverty and mobility in an American city, Ranita Ray

The making of a teenage service class : poverty and mobility in an American city, Ranita Ray

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The making of a teenage service class : poverty and mobility in an American city
Title
The making of a teenage service class
Title remainder
poverty and mobility in an American city
Statement of responsibility
Ranita Ray
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Stereotypes of economically marginalized black and brown youth focus on drugs, gangs, violence, and teen parenthood. Families, schools, nonprofit organizations, and institutions in poor urban neighborhoods emphasize preventing such "risk behaviors." In The Making of a Teenage Service Class, Ranita Ray uncovers the pernicious consequences of concentrating on risk behaviors as key to targeting poverty. Having spent three years among sixteen black and Latina/o youth, Ray shares their stories of trying to beat the odds of living in poverty. Their struggles of hunger, homelessness, and untreated illnesses are juxtaposed with the perseverance of completing homework, finding jobs, and spending long hours traveling from work to school to home. By focusing on the lives of youth who largely avoid drugs, gangs, violence, and teen parenthood, the book challenges the idea that targeting these "risk behaviors" is key to breaking the cycle of poverty. Ray compellingly demonstrates how the disproportionate emphasis on risk behaviors reinforces class and race hierarchies and diverts resources that could support marginalized youth's basic necessities and educational and occupational goals."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ray, Ranita
Dewey number
362.7092/69420973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poor youth
  • Urban youth
  • Poverty
  • African American students
  • Hispanic American students
Label
The making of a teenage service class : poverty and mobility in an American city, Ranita Ray
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mobility puzzle and irreconcilable choices -- Port city rising from the ashes -- Sibling ties -- Risky love -- Saved by college -- The making of a teenage service class -- Internalizing uncertainty: bad genes, hunger, and homelessness -- Uncertain success -- Dismantling the construction of "At risk" discourse
Control code
on1005226571
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520965614
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1vsdrjj
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1005226571
Label
The making of a teenage service class : poverty and mobility in an American city, Ranita Ray
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mobility puzzle and irreconcilable choices -- Port city rising from the ashes -- Sibling ties -- Risky love -- Saved by college -- The making of a teenage service class -- Internalizing uncertainty: bad genes, hunger, and homelessness -- Uncertain success -- Dismantling the construction of "At risk" discourse
Control code
on1005226571
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520965614
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1vsdrjj
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1005226571

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