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The Resource Against the wall : poor, young, Black, and male, edited by Elijah Anderson, (electronic book)

Against the wall : poor, young, Black, and male, edited by Elijah Anderson, (electronic book)

Label
Against the wall : poor, young, Black, and male
Title
Against the wall
Title remainder
poor, young, Black, and male
Statement of responsibility
edited by Elijah Anderson
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Too many young black men are trapped in a horrific cycle that includes active discrimination, unemployment, violence, crime, prison, and early death. This toxic mixture has given rise to wider stereotypes that limit the social capital of all young black males. Edited and with an introductory chapter by sociologist Elijah Anderson, the essays in Against the Wall describe how the young black man has come to be identified publicly with crime and violence. In reaction to his sense of rejection, he may place an exaggerated emphasis on the integrity of his self-expression in clothing and demeanor by adopting the fashions of the "street." To those deeply invested in and associated with the dominant culture, his attitude is perceived as profoundly oppositional. His presence in public gathering places becomes disturbing to others, and the stereotype of the dangerous young black male is perpetuated and strengthened. To understand the origin of the problem and the prospects of the black inner-city male, it is essential to distinguish his experience from that of his pre-Civil Rights Movement forebears. In the 1950s, as militant black people increasingly emerged to challenge the system, the figure of the black male became more ambiguous and fearsome. And while this activism did have the positive effect of creating opportunities for the black middle class who fled from the ghettos, those who remained faced an increasingly desperate climate. Featuring a foreword by Cornel West and sixteen original essays by contributors including William Julius Wilson, Gerald D. Jaynes, Douglas S. Massey, and Peter Edelman, Against the Wall illustrates how social distance increases as alienation and marginalization within the black male underclass persist, thereby deepening the country's racial divide
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.A343 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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Anderson, Elijah
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  • African American men
  • African American men
  • Inner cities
  • Urban poor
Label
Against the wall : poor, young, Black, and male, edited by Elijah Anderson, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-278) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10576065
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvi, 296 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780812206951
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Against the wall : poor, young, Black, and male, edited by Elijah Anderson, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-278) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10576065
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvi, 296 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780812206951
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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