1st Edition

Hopeful Girls, Troubled Boys Race and Gender Disparity in Urban Education

By Nancy Lopez Copyright 2003

    This book is an ethnographic study of Carribean youth in New York City to help explain how and why schools and cities are failing boys of color.

    PREFACE -- Acknowledgments -- CHAPTER Unequal Schooling: Race and Gender Disparity in Urban Education -- CHAPTER 2 From “Mamasita” to “Hoodlum”: Stigma as Lived Experience -- CHAPTER 3 “Urban High Schools”: The Reality of Unequal Schooling -- CHAPTER 4 “Problem” Boys -- CHAPTER 5 Rewarding Femininity -- CHAPTER 6 Homegrown: How the Family Does Gender -- CHAPTER 7 After Graduation: Race and Gender in the Workplace -- CHAPTER 8 Education as a Way Out: The Future of Latino and Black Education -- APPENDIX A Description of Second-Generation Caribbean Women Interviewed, Ages 18–30 -- APPENDIX B Description of Second-Generation Caribbean Men Interviewed, Ages 18–30 -- APPENDIX C Summary of Focus Group Participants -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index


    Nancy Lopez is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of New Mexico