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Youth, Globalization, and the Law

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ISBN-10: 0804754748

ISBN-13: 9780804754743

Edition: 2007

Authors: Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh, Ronald Kassimir, Sudhir Venkatesh

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This volume addresses the impact of globalization on the lives of youth, focusing on the role of legal institutions and discourses. It offers case studies and analyses, spanning diverse settings including courts and prisons, inner-city streets, international human rights initiatives, newspapers, and youth organizations.
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 12/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Sudhir Venkatesh is William B. Ransford Professor of Sociology at Columbia University in the City of New York. He is a researcher and writer on urban neighborhoods in the United States (New York, Chicago) and Paris, France. He is also a documentary film-maker. His most recent book is Gang Leader for a Day. In 2006 he also published Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor about illegal economies in Chicago. Off the Books received a Best Book Award from Slate.Com (2006) as well as the C. Wright Mills Award (2007). His first book, American Project: The Rise and Fall of a Modern Ghetto (2000) explored life in Chicago public housing. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the…    

Preface and Acknowledgments
Youth, Globalization, and the Law?: Overviews
Youth and Legal Institutions: Thinking Globally and Comparatively
Youth Justice and the Governance of Young People: Global, International, National, and Local Contexts
Criminalization and Urban Governance
Refugee Gang Youth: Zero Tolerance and the Security State in Contemporary U.S.-Salvadoran Relations
Policing the Youth: Toward a Redefinition of Discipline and Social Control in French Working-Class Neighborhoods
Policing Ourselves: Law and Order in the American Ghetto
Institutional Regulation and Youth Response
Youth, (Im)migration, and Juvenile Law at the Paris Palace of Justice
Prison Walls Are Crumbling: The American Way of Punishment and Its Consequences
Public Spaces, Consumption, and the Social Regulation of Young People
Contradictions of Youth Empowerment: Rights and International Law
The Rise of the Child as an Individual in Global Society
The Law, Institutions, and the Struggle for Social Change: Brazil's Estatuto da Crianca e Adolescente
Global Regulation and Local Political Struggles: Early Marriage in Northern Nigeria