First published in 1982, this book considers the position of young Afro-Caribbean people in Britain, in the 1980s. It looks at how, at the time, this group of young people were disproportionately hit by growing unemployment, seemed to be over-represented in crime statistics and were often disadvantage at school. The authors of the book analyse the struggles of the time and look at the reasons for their existence.
Introduction E. Cashmore and Barry Troyna 1. Black Youth for Whites E. Cashmore 2. Black Youth in Crisis E. Cashmore and Barry Troyna 3. The Manufacture of Marginality Malcolm Cross 4. West Indian and Asian Youth John Rex 5. Growing Up in Babylon E. Cashmore and Barry Troyna 6. Young, Female and Black Mary Fuller 7. The Debate on ‘Sus’ Brian Roberts 8. Social Policy and Black Youth George Fisher and Harry Joshua 9. Confusing Categories and Neglecting Contradictions Sheila Allen; The Contributors; Bibliography; Index
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