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Getting Played: African American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gendered Violence

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2010 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award from the American Sociological Association; Race, Gender, and Class Section

2008 Finalist, The Society for the Study of Social Problems C. Wright Mills Award

Much has been written about the challenges that face urban African American young men, but less is said about the harsh realities for African American young wome
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Paperback, 292 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by New York University Press (first published 2008)
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Dec 28, 2010 O. rated it liked it
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Jody Miller’s Getting Played: African American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gendered Violence (New York University Press, 2008)

I wanted to read Getting Played without bias. Although I’m outside of the criminological discourse community, I have read enough scholarly works to be troubled by academia’s oft-unchallenged objectification of marginalized populations. Mainly, I had trouble reconciling the book’s intention (to explore the “understudied” population of African-Ameri
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it took me a long time to read this book, because it is written as a study for parties whom it frightens me to wonder. i would recommend this book because it is familiar to drill subject matter that one is already familiar with but at times it was difficult to dissociate realizing this was written as a study for legal scholars to whom the nuances of these issues are probably entirely alien. when i got over how depressing the general subject matter is, relayed through transcribed interviews of ...more
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Dec 02, 2008 Mark rated it liked it
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This is a book that describes the cultural adaptations to structural inequalities found in urban poverty areas of St. Louis based upon interviews with juveniles that live in the area. Feminist approach that does not offer a lot of insights into how these areas arrived at this condition, but a good book that describes the condition as it exists.
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