Getting Played: African American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gendered Violence / Edition 1

Getting Played: African American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gendered Violence / Edition 1

by Jody Miller, Georgi Derluguian
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0814756980

ISBN-13: 9780814756980

Pub. Date: 03/01/2008

Publisher: New York University Press

Sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, and even gang rape are not uncommon experiences for many African American girls living in poor urban neighborhoods. In Getting Played, Jody Miller presents a compelling picture of how inextricably linked such violence is to their daily lives.

Drawing from richly textured interviews with adolescent girls and boys,

Overview

Sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, and even gang rape are not uncommon experiences for many African American girls living in poor urban neighborhoods. In Getting Played, Jody Miller presents a compelling picture of how inextricably linked such violence is to their daily lives.

Drawing from richly textured interviews with adolescent girls and boys, Miller brings a keen eye to how urban neglect and gender inequality coalesce to structure girls' risks for gendered violence. Her analysis shows how young women struggle to navigate this dangerous terrain despite vastly inadequate social and institutional support.

About the Author:
Jody Miller is Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814756980
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Series:
New Perspectives in Crime, Deviance, and Law Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
424,218
Product dimensions:
8.02(w) x 5.02(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword   Ruth D. Peterson     ix
Preface     xv
Acknowledgments     xix
Perspectives on Gender and Urban Violence     1
Gender 'n the 'Hood: Neighborhood Violence against Women and Girls     32
Playin' Too Much: Sexual Harassment in School     67
Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself: Sexual Coercion and Violence     114
The Playa' and the Cool Pose: Gender and Relationship Violence     151
Conclusions and Recommendations     191
Study Participants     223
Notes     225
References     265
Index     285
About the Author     292

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