Constructing Social Reality: Self Portraits of Poor Black Adolescents, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Constructing Social Reality

Self Portraits of Poor Black Adolescents, 1st Edition

By Loretta Brunious

Routledge

230 pages

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This book examines how black children who grow up in an impoverished environment construct their social reality, and why this process is a particulary critical factor in their perception and creation of self. It argues that black disadvantaged children develop a lifestyle and adopt values based on an identity grounded in racism, inequality, violence and poverty. "Constructing Social Relaity: Self Portraits of poor Black Adolescents" makes a valuable contribution to the scholarship by investigating the phenomena of poverty from cognitive, linguistic, and experiential persepctives in the lives of disadvantaged black adolescents.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General