ERIC Number: ED360415
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Identity and Inner-City Youth: Beyond Ethnicity and Gender.
Heath, Shirley Brice, Ed.; McLaughlin, Milbrey W., Ed.
How ethnic identity and gender figure in building the embedded identities of youth in different contexts is examined, focusing on the self-concepts of inner-city youth. The voices of urban youth argue that their embedded identities, or multilayered self-conceptions, represent far more than simple labels of ethnic or racial membership. After an introduction "Identity and Inner-City Youth" by the editors, the following chapters are provided: (1) "Ethnicity and Gender in Theory and Practice: The Youth Perspective" (S. B. Heath and M. W. McLaughlin); (2) "Embedded Identities: Enabling Balance in Urban Contexts" (M. W. McLaughlin); (3) "Dances of Identity: Finding an Ethnic Self in the Arts" (A. Ball and S. B. Heath); (4) "Gangs, Social Control, and Ethnicity: Ways To Redirect" (J. D. Vigil); (5) "Child Saving and Children's Cultures at Century's End" (G. A. Fine and J. Mechling); (6) "Collaborate or Go It Alone? Tough Decisions for Youth Policy" (J. Langman and M. W. McLaughlin); (7) "The Winnowing of Organizations" (T. James); (8) "Misperceptions of Gender and Youth: Learning Together, Learning Apart" (E. Hansot); and (9) "Casting the Self: Frames for Identity and Dilemmas for Policy" (M. W. McLaughlin and S. B. Heath). (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Art Education, Childhood Needs, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnicity, Inner City, Juvenile Gangs, Policy Formation, Racial Identification, Self Concept, Sexual Identity, Social Control, Theory Practice Relationship, Urban Problems, Urban Youth
Teachers College Press, Columbia University, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 (alkaline paper--ISBN-0-8077-3253-2; paperback--ISBN-0-8077-3252-4).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
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