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Author Smith, Debbie, 1955-

Title Literacy and advocacy in adolescent family, gang, school, and juvenile court communities : CRIP 4 life / Debbie Smith, Kathryn F. Whitmore
Published Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 203 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. Introducing the characters : Lil Boy Blue, Smurf, Juice, Lil Garfield, and Debbie -- Lil Boy Blue : "my teenage life is quiet, average. I'm a Crip" -- Smurf : "I'm ... from dat insane wicced ass westside Manzanita Lynch Mob Crip" -- Juice : "if you're a gangster they really don't want you for school" -- Lil Garfield : "I would love to be a rapper" -- The family community -- The gang community -- The school community -- The juvenile court community -- We became co-researchers : "we've got your back, Miss" -- The characters -- 2. Family community : mi familia -- Generations of the family community -- Lil Boy Blue and Smurf's parents and grandparents -- Juice and Lil Garfield's mom and grandparents -- The boys' own families -- The family community -- 3. Gang community : "west up cuzz" -- A glimpse into the gang community -- Heartaches -- Brothers to brothers -- The gang community collides with the family community -- Literacy in the gang community -- The gang community -- 4. School community, part one (I) : "they don't want us here" -- The early school years -- High school experience : the trouble begins -- Literacy in the school community (I) -- The school community (I) -- 5. School community, part two (II) : "this is our school" -- Joining Nuestra Casa -- The boys' views of school -- LIteracy in the school community (II) -- The school community (II) -- 6. Juvenile court community : "in and out of juvie" -- Entering the juvenile court community -- Literacy in the juvenile court community -- The juvenile court community -- 7. Images of gangs in the media and research literature -- Deficit images in the research literature -- Complex images in the research literature -- Images from research on gang literacy -- Images from gang members -- Images of gangs -- 8. Living on the boundaries of school : advocacy and research -- What is advocacy? -- Advocacy and research -- Advocating in the school community (I) : the impossible dream -- Graduation promises in the school community -- Advocating in the juvenile court community -- LIving on the boundaries of school -- Advocacy as a form of critical ethnography -- 9. Literacy in communities of success and failure -- Clubs, communities, and identities -- School failure : constructed identity -- Literacy : identities built, destroyed, fabricated -- Gang members' perceptions of their own literacies -- Literacy : membership denied -- The "caring" teacher versus teacher as advocate -- Appendix A. Timeline -- Appendix B. Family trees -- Appendix C. Glossary of gang terminology as used b Lil Boy Blue, Smurf, Juice, and Lil Garfield -- Appendix D. Smurf and Sad Boy's story
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-197) and indexes
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Subject Gang members -- Education -- United States.
Gang members -- United States -- Case studies.
Gangs -- United States.
Juvenile delinquents -- United States -- Case studies.
Literacy -- United States.
Marginality, Social -- United States.
Mexican American youth -- Case studies.
Teacher-student relationships -- United States -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Whitmore, Kathryn F., 1959-
LC no. 2005050709
ISBN 080585598X
1410617432 (electronic bk.)
9781410617439 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paper ; alk. paper)