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Black Youth Rising Activism and Radical Healing in Urban America

ISBN-10: 0807750212
ISBN-13: 9780807750216
Edition: 2010
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Description: Ginwright examines the role of community based organizations (CBOs) in the lives and development of black urban youth. The author argues that these organizations have the potential to provide a powerful influence in how young people choose to  More...

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Book details

List price: $39.50
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 6/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Ginwright examines the role of community based organizations (CBOs) in the lives and development of black urban youth. The author argues that these organizations have the potential to provide a powerful influence in how young people choose to participate in schooling and civic life. Ginwright bases his observations on a five-year study of a CBO he created in Oakland, California. The book shows readers that the lives of poor, black, urban youth are not quite as determined by locale and income as more deterministic readings have argued, and that there is real hope for positive change in these urban communities.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Things Done Changed: Postcrack Black Urban America
Building a New Type of Community Organization
Building Spaces for Radical Healing
Theoretical Backdrop
Jazz and a Note on Methodology
Organization of the Book
A Trip Through a Blues City: Youth, Radicalism, and the Politics of Oakland
Black Activism, 1960 to 1975
Roland's Activism: The Growth of Black Youth Activism in Oakland
The Urban Trifecta: Dismantling Oakland's Black Political Infrastructure
Peace Out to Revolution! Post-1980s Activism in Oakland
More Services, Less Activism
Fostering Caring Relationships for Social Justice
Care as a Political Act in Black Community Life
Leadership Excellence: Building Activism Through Care
Mikayla and Mamma Ned
Kevin's Rebound
Enacting Radical Care
The Soft Side of Revolution, Care, and Rebuilding Community Life
Building a Healing Community
Reframing Community and Civic Life
Camp Akili: A Pedagogy of Radical Healing and Care
Camp Akili: From Terell's Point of View
The Power of Ritual: Creating Community Through Collective Experience
No Set Trippin�! The Power of Community
Healing and New Textures of Social Capital
Creating Consciousness Through Black Masculinity
Stories of Our Fathers
From Critical Consciousness to Action: Activism and Black Masculinity
Who's Your Daddy?
Vince's Homecoming
Reclaiming Africa: Building Racial Wellness Among African American Youth
Return to Home: Camp Akebulan and Youth Identity
Lateefa's Story: From West Oakland to West Africa and Back
Building Knowledge of Self in a Slave Dungeon
Tre's Story
Blackness on the Block: Returning to Oakland
Identity and Activism
An Emancipatory Vision for Black Youth: Toward an Ecologically Responsive Strategy for Justice
Radical Healing in Policy and Practice
In Pursuit of What It Takes
Epilogue
Notes
References
Index
About the Author

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