Urban Girls Revisited: Building Strengths

Urban Girls Revisited: Building Strengths

by Bonnie J. Leadbeater, Niobe Way
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814752128

ISBN-13: 9780814752128

Pub. Date: 02/28/2007

Publisher: New York University Press

Urban Girls Revisited explores the diversity of urban adolescent girls' development and the sources of support and resilience that help them to build the foundations of strength that they need as they enter adulthood. Urban girls are frequently marginalized by poverty, ethnic discrimination, and stereotypes suggesting that they have deficits compared to their peers.…  See more details below

Overview

Urban Girls Revisited explores the diversity of urban adolescent girls' development and the sources of support and resilience that help them to build the foundations of strength that they need as they enter adulthood. Urban girls are frequently marginalized by poverty, ethnic discrimination, and stereotypes suggesting that they have deficits compared to their peers. In fact, urban girls do often "grow up fast," taking on multiple adult roles and responsibilities in contexts of high levels of adversities. Yet a majority of these girls show remarkable strengths in the face of challenges, and their families and communities provide many assets to support their development. This new volume showcases these strengths.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814752128
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Pages:
381
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface by Niobe Way
Introduction: Urban Girls: Building Strengths, Creating Momentum
Bonnie J. Leadbeater
Part I. Resituating Positive Development for Urban Adolescent GirlsPart II. Safe Spaces Revisited
Part III. Culture, Parents, and Protection
Part IV. Resistance: Personal and Political
Part V. Claiming Sexuality in Relationships: Taking Stock and Gaining Control
Part VI. When Adversity Is Overwhelming—Then What?

About the Contributors
Index

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