Pride in the Projects Teens Building Identities in Urban Contexts

ISBN-10: 0814719929

ISBN-13: 9780814719923

Edition: 2008

Authors: Nancy L. Deutsch

List price: $26.00 Buy it from $3.00
eBook available
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy


This is the most powerful and original book on adolescent development I have read in recent years. Pride in the Projects is beautifully written, rigorously researched, and passionately argued. Greg Dimitriadis, author of Friendship, Cliques, and Gangs: Young Black Men Coming of Age in Urban America Teens in Americas inner cities grow up and construct identities amidst a landscape of relationships and violence, support and discrimination, games and gangs. In such contexts, local environments such as after-school programs may help youth to mediate between social stereotypes and daily experience, or provide space for them to consider themselves as contributing members of a community. Based on four years of field work with both the adolescent members and staff of an inner-city youth organization in a large mid-western city, Pride in the Projects examines the construction of identity as it occurs within this local context, emphasizing the relationships within which identities are formed. Drawing on research in psychology, sociology, education, and race and gender studies, the volume highlights the inadequacies in current identity development theories, expanding our understanding of the lives of urban teens and the ways in which interpersonal connections serve as powerful contexts for self-construction. The adolescents stories illuminate how they find ways to discover who they are, and who they would like to bein positive and healthy waysin the face of very real obstacles. The book closes with implicationsfor practice, alerting scholars, educators, practitioners, and concerned citizens of the positive developmental possibilitiesinherent in youth settings when we pay attention to the voices of youth.
New Starting from $32.25
eBooks Starting from $26.00
Buy eBooks
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Psychology Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Sociology Online content $4.95 $1.99
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 7/12/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Nancy L. Deutsch is Assistant Professor in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia.

"There Are Birds in the Projects": The Ecology of Adolescent Development in Urban America
"I Give People a Lot of Respect": The Self in Interpersonal Relationships
"I Never Thought Kids Would Look Up to Someone Like Me": Lorenzo's Story
"I Can't Act Ghetto in the Ghetto No More": Self, Society, and Social Categories
"I've Never Seen Any Dark-Skinned Girls in Videos": Nicole's Story
"I Can't Lose to No Girl, Man": The Gendered Self
"Manly, Take Charge, the Head Man, the King": John's Story
"If I Never Came Here I'd Be Irresponsible, Like a Little Kid": After-School Programs as Sites of Development and Identity Construction
The Contextual Identity Interview: Protocol for Interview 1
The Contextual Identity Interview: Protocol for Interview 2
Photography Project
Coding Guidelines for Individuated versus Connected Self-Descriptors
About the Author
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.