Friendship, Cliques, and Gangs Young Black Men Coming of Age in Urban America

ISBN-10: 0807743852
ISBN-13: 9780807743850
Edition: 2003
Authors: Greg Dimitriadis
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Greg Dimitriadis is Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy, University at Buffalo, SUNY.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
A Note to the Readerp. x
Engaging the Complex Lives of Contemporary Youthp. 1
Traditional Views of Adolescence and "At-Risk" Youthp. 5
Rearticulating the Researcher/Researched Dividep. 11
The Chaptersp. 13
Final Thoughtsp. 15
Friendship, Cliques, and Gangs: Social Support in the Lives of Young Black Menp. 17
Black Men and Friendshipp. 17
Locating "Hub City"p. 20
Rufusp. 23
Tonyp. 27
The Cliquep. 31
Final Thoughts: Beyond "Good" versus "Bad" Youthp. 33
Thinking Beyond Traditional Schooling: The Case of Community-Based Organizationsp. 34
Scenes from a Community Centerp. 34
The Club: Potential and Possibilityp. 41
Bumps in the Roadp. 51
Final Thoughtsp. 53
In the "In-Between": Role Modeling in Urban America Todayp. 56
Old Headsp. 58
Authority and Disciplinep. 61
Johnnyp. 64
Footballp. 69
Two Key Community-Based Programsp. 74
Final Thoughtsp. 81
Struggling Towards Success: Today and Tomorrowp. 82
1998-1999: Struggle and Transitionp. 83
Becoming Menp. 92
Tony and Rufus's Reflections on the Past, Present, and Futurep. 95
The Risks and Rewards of Meeting Young People in the In-Between: Final Thoughtsp. 101
Qualitative Inquiry and the Complexities of Researcher-Researched Relations: A Methodological Appendixp. 103
Referencesp. 111
Indexp. 115
About the Authorp. 118
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