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The Resource "We live in the shadow" : inner-city kids tell their stories through photographs, Elaine Bell Kaplan

"We live in the shadow" : inner-city kids tell their stories through photographs, Elaine Bell Kaplan

Label
"We live in the shadow" : inner-city kids tell their stories through photographs
Title
"We live in the shadow"
Title remainder
inner-city kids tell their stories through photographs
Statement of responsibility
Elaine Bell Kaplan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Looking at their photo of railroad tracks, a group of pre-teen students in South Central Los Angeles see either "a way out of the ghetto," or a "dirty, bad environment." Such are the impressions expressed in the poignant "We Live in the Shadow": Inner-City Kids Tell Their Stories through Photographs. In Elaine Bell Kaplan's perceptive book, at-risk youth were given five-dollar cameras to tell stories about their world. Their photos and stories show us their response to negative inner-city teen images. We follow them into their schools, and we hear about their creative coping strategies. While these kids see South Central as dangerous, they also see themselves as confident enough not to let the inner-city take them down. They refuse to be labelled as "ghetto thugs," as outsiders sometimes do. These outsiders include police, teachers, and other groups representing the institutional voices governing their daily lives. The kids in "We Live in the Shadow": Inner-City Kids Tell Their Stories through Photographs have developed a multi-layered view of society. This impressive book gives voice to their resilience. Elaine Bell Kaplan is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Southern California, and author of Not Our Kind of Girl: Unraveling the Myths of Black Teenage Motherhood
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaplan, Elaine Bell
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Inner cities
  • City children
  • Urban poor
  • Equality
  • Photography
Label
"We live in the shadow" : inner-city kids tell their stories through photographs, Elaine Bell Kaplan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-186) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Kids with cameras : "What do you want to tell be about this picture?" -- The photovoice methodology -- Part II. History and transformation of South Central : "Don't be a menace to South Central while drinking you juice in the hood" -- "Send them all to Iraq" -- Part III. Kids' school stories : Teachers and dirty bathrooms -- "She's gettin' her learn on" -- Part IV. Kids' neighborhood stories : "I was just scared" -- Garbage, alleyways, and painted doors -- Part V. Kids' family stories : Strain of a heart -- To hope for something -- Appendix A. Participants by race/ethnicity, gender, and age -- Appendix B. University of Southern California Neighborhood Academic Initiative Program Graduate Survey, 1997-2011 -- Appendix C. Assignments and questionnaires
Control code
024149535
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 193 p.
Isbn
9781439907900
Lccn
2012042289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
Label
"We live in the shadow" : inner-city kids tell their stories through photographs, Elaine Bell Kaplan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-186) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Kids with cameras : "What do you want to tell be about this picture?" -- The photovoice methodology -- Part II. History and transformation of South Central : "Don't be a menace to South Central while drinking you juice in the hood" -- "Send them all to Iraq" -- Part III. Kids' school stories : Teachers and dirty bathrooms -- "She's gettin' her learn on" -- Part IV. Kids' neighborhood stories : "I was just scared" -- Garbage, alleyways, and painted doors -- Part V. Kids' family stories : Strain of a heart -- To hope for something -- Appendix A. Participants by race/ethnicity, gender, and age -- Appendix B. University of Southern California Neighborhood Academic Initiative Program Graduate Survey, 1997-2011 -- Appendix C. Assignments and questionnaires
Control code
024149535
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 193 p.
Isbn
9781439907900
Lccn
2012042289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.

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