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ERIC Number: EJ1071625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0972
"You Have to Hold Your Own": Investigating the Social Networks of a Diverse Group of Disenfranchised Urban Male Youth
Esposito, Jennifer; Happel, Alison
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v47 n3 p541-562 Sep 2015
This ethnographic case study investigates social networks and forms of social capital accessed by a group of five urban male youth (ages 15-19), from diverse racial backgrounds, who were disenfranchised economically. We refer to the youth as "disenfranchised" because they were disconnected from forms of institutional support, especially families and schools. Findings indicate that, in the absence of adult mediated social networks, youth create their own. The participants in this study banded together and create networks that offered financial support as well as education about life on the streets.
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Language: English
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