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The Resource The minds of marginalized Black men : making sense of mobility, opportunity, and future life chances, Alford A. Young, Jr, (electronic resource)

The minds of marginalized Black men : making sense of mobility, opportunity, and future life chances, Alford A. Young, Jr, (electronic resource)

Label
The minds of marginalized Black men : making sense of mobility, opportunity, and future life chances
Title
The minds of marginalized Black men
Title remainder
making sense of mobility, opportunity, and future life chances
Statement of responsibility
Alford A. Young, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
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Young, Alford A
Dewey number
305.38/896073/077311
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in cultural sociology
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  • Poor men
  • African American men
  • Social mobility
  • Equality
  • Social stratification
  • Social perception
  • Public opinion
  • United States
Summary expansion
While we hear much about the "culture of poverty" that keeps poor black men poor, we know little about how such men understand their social position and relationship to the American dream. Moving beyond stereotypes, this book examines how twenty-six poverty-stricken African American men from Chicago view their prospects for getting ahead. It documents their definitions of good jobs and the good life--and their beliefs about whether and how these can be attained. In its pages, we meet men who think seriously about work, family, and community and whose differing experiences shape their views of their social world. Based on intensive interviews, the book reveals how these men have experienced varying degrees of exposure to more-privileged Americans--differences that ground their understandings of how racism and socioeconomic inequality determine their life chances. The poorest and most socially isolated are, perhaps surprisingly, most likely to believe that individuals can improve their own lot. By contrast, men who regularly leave their neighborhood tend to have a wider range of opportunities but also have met with more racism, hostility, and institutional obstacles--making them less likely to believe in the American Dream. Demonstrating how these men interpret their social world, this book seeks to de-pathologize them without ignoring their experiences with chronic unemployment, prison, and substance abuse. It shows how the men draw upon such experiences as they make meaning of the complex circumstances in which they strive to succeed
Label
The minds of marginalized Black men : making sense of mobility, opportunity, and future life chances, Alford A. Young, Jr, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Originally published: 2004
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-262) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. 1. Logics -- pt. 2. Lifeworlds -- pt. 3. Worldviews
Control code
ocn823247350
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 266 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400841479
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)823247350
Label
The minds of marginalized Black men : making sense of mobility, opportunity, and future life chances, Alford A. Young, Jr, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2004
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-262) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. 1. Logics -- pt. 2. Lifeworlds -- pt. 3. Worldviews
Control code
ocn823247350
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 266 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400841479
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)823247350

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