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Pride in the Projects Teens Building Identities in Urban Contexts

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ISBN-10: 0814719929

ISBN-13: 9780814719923

Edition: 2008

Authors: Nancy L. Deutsch

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 7/12/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.59" 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
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