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Author Jones, Nikki, 1975-

Title Between good and ghetto : African American girls and inner-city violence / Nikki Jones
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2010
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 211 pages)
Series Rutgers series in childhood studies.
Contents The social world of inner-city girls -- "It's not where you live, it's how you live" : when good girls fight -- "Ain't I a violent person?" : understanding girl fighters -- "Love make you fight crazy" : gendered violence and inner-city girls
Summary Between Good and Ghetto reflects the social world of inner city African American girls and how they manage threats of personal violence. Drawing on personal encounters, traditions of urban ethnography, Black feminist thought, gender studies, and feminist criminology, Nikki Jones provides a richly descriptive and compassionate account, revealing multiple strategies used to navigate interpersonal and gender-specific violence and how gendered dilemmas of their adolescence are reconciled
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-202) and index
Subject African American girls -- Social conditions.
Children and violence -- United States.
City children -- United States.
Inner cities -- United States.
Violence in children -- United States.
Violence -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780813548258