Jacked up and unjust: Pacific Islander teens confront violent legacies

"In the context of two hundred years of American colonial control in the Pacific, Irwin and Umemoto shed light on the experiences of today's inner city and rural girls and boys in Hawai'i who face racism, sexism, poverty, and political neglect. Based on nine years of ethnographic rese...

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Main Author: Irwin, Katherine
Contributors: Umemoto, Karen (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Oakland, California University of California Press [2016]
In:Year: 2016
Online Access: Inhaltsverzeichnis (Verlag)
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Summary:"In the context of two hundred years of American colonial control in the Pacific, Irwin and Umemoto shed light on the experiences of today's inner city and rural girls and boys in Hawai'i who face racism, sexism, poverty, and political neglect. Based on nine years of ethnographic research, the authors highlight how legacies of injustice endure as current challenges in the present, prompting teens to fight for dignity and the chance to thrive in America, a nation that the youth describe as inherently "jacked up" and "unjust." While the story begins with the youth battling multiple contingencies, it ends on a hopeful note, with many of the teens overcoming numerous hardships, often with the guidance of steadfast, caring adults"--Provided by publisher
Literature review and background -- The caring adult role in youth research -- "Us girls get the second half": girls' early socialization and outspoken femininity -- Fighting for her honor: high school girls' struggles for respect -- Boys and violence -- Sea of good intentions: juvenile protection in the shadow of punishment -- Youth prepare for adulthood -- Theoretical conclusions -- Compassionate and constructive policy and practice -- Appendix 1. table: study participants -- Appendix 2. table: demographic profiles of teens quoted
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:xi, 217 Seiten Illustrationen
ISBN:9780520283022
9780520283039