Ain't No Makin' It: Aspirations and Attainment in a Low-Income Neighborhood, Third Edition / Edition 3

Ain't No Makin' It: Aspirations and Attainment in a Low-Income Neighborhood, Third Edition / Edition 3

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by Jay MacLeod
     
 

Author Jay MacLeod’s classic ethnography—a defining work on the cycle of social reproduction and inequality as lived through the young men from the Clarendon Heights housing project—now includes a third section that continues the lives of the original Brothers and Hallway Hangers through new interviews and analysis.

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Author Jay MacLeod’s classic ethnography—a defining work on the cycle of social reproduction and inequality as lived through the young men from the Clarendon Heights housing project—now includes a third section that continues the lives of the original Brothers and Hallway Hangers through new interviews and analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813343587
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
537
Sales rank:
99,268
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Jay MacLeod is a parish priest in England. Combining Christian ministry with community work, MacLeod still plays streetball, or tries to. His working-class parish is one of the most ethnically diverse square miles in Britain, and MacLeod works closely with members of the local mosques to engage disaffected teenagers and to foster friendships across the lines of race and religion. He and his wife, Sally Asher, have three children—Asher, Kate, and Toby.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. 1The Hallway Hangers and the Brothers as Teenagers
1Social Immobility in the Land of Opportunity3
2Social Reproduction in Theoretical Perspective11
3Teenagers in Clarendon Heights: The Hallway Hangers and the Brothers25
4The Influence of the Family50
5The World of Work: Aspirations of the Hangers and Brothers61
6School: Preparing for the Competition83
7Leveled Aspirations: Social Reproduction Takes Its Toll112
8Reproduction Theory Reconsidered135
Pt. 2Eight Years Later: Low Income, Low Outcome
9The Hallway Hangers: Dealing in Despair155
10The Brothers: Dreams Deferred196
11Conclusion: Outclassed and Outcast(e)239
Appendix: On the Making of Ain't No Makin' It270
Fieldwork: Doubts, Dilemmas, and Discoveries270
Second Harvest: Notes on the 1991 Field Experience293
Bibliography303
About the Book and Author310
Index311

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