1st Edition

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

ISBN 9780415930758
Published December 13, 2002 by Routledge
234 Pages

USD $52.95

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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