Getting Played

Getting Played

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qSexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, and even gang rape are not uncommon experiences for many African American girls living in poor urban neighborhoods. In Getting Played, Jody Miller presents a compelling picture of how inextricably linked such violence is to their daily lives. Drawing from richly textured interviews with adolescent girls and boys, Miller brings a keen eye to how urban neglect and gender inequality coalesce to structure girls' risks for gendered violence. Her analysis shows how young women struggle to navigate this dangerous terrain despite vastly inadequate social and institutional support.q--Back cover.Cited in sequence: Carroll, 1998a; a€œEditorial, a€ 1998; Pierce, 1998; Dobbs, 2004; Giegerich, 2006b; Giegerich, 2006a. ... Performance includes five measures of student testing (across elementary, middle, and high schools), dropout rates, attendance rates, vocational ... After its low score of 23 in 1999, the districta#39;s performance scores ranged from a high of 64 in 2003 to a low of 41 in 2004 ( Howard, 2004).

Title:Getting Played
Author:Jody Miller
Publisher:NYU Press - 2008-03-01


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