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The Cultural Matrix seeks to unravel an American paradox: the socioeconomic crisis and social isolation of disadvantaged black youth, on the one hand, and their extraordinary integration and prominence in popular culture on the other. This interdisciplinary work explains how a complex matrix of cultures influences black youth.
Kindle Edition, 688 pages
Published February 9th 2015 by Harvard University Press
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Toby Mustill
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An incredibly in-depth look at African American youth in the United States. This book is a collection of articles from extremely knowledgeable scholars. The articles provide intertwining (although completely separate) accounts off all the factors effecting life as an African American youth. Although this book does an excellent job in the description, it falls short of providing in-depth recommendations for the issues presented. A very long but important book for anyone interested in the topic!
Markes Gonzalez
Academic read. Not quite the sociological study I thought it would be. Still, an informative read.
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Orlando Patterson is John Cowles Professor of Sociology at Harvard University; the author of Freedom in the Making of Western Culture, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and Slavery and Social Death; and the editor of The Cultural Matrix: Understanding Black Youth, for which he was awarded the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Lifetime Achievement. His work has been honored by the American Sociological Ass ...more