Ain't No Makin' it
Aspirations and Attainment in a Low-income Neighborhood 3rd Revised edition
By (author) Jay MacLeod
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Ain't No Makin' it by Jay MacLeod
Book DescriptionJay MacLeod's classic ethnography - a defining work on the cycle of social reproduction - now includes a third section that continues the lives of the original "Brothers and Hallway Hangers" through new interviews and analysisThis classic text addresses one of the most important issues in modern social theory and policy: how social inequality is reproduced from one generation to the next. With the original 1987 publication of "Ain't No Makin' It", Jay MacLeod brought us to the Clarendon Heights housing project where we met the 'Brothers' and the 'Hallway Hangers'. Their story of poverty, race, and defeatism moved readers and challenged ethnic stereotypes. MacLeod's return eight years later, and the resulting 1995 revision, revealed little improvement in the lives of these men as they struggled in the labour market and crime-ridden underground economy.The third edition of this classic ethnography of social reproduction brings the story of inequality and social mobility into today's dialogue. Now fully updated with thirteen new interviews from the original "Hallway Hangers and Brothers", as well as new theoretical analysis and comparison to the original conclusions, "Ain't No Makin' It" remains an admired and invaluable text.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813343587
(229mm x 153mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Jay MacLeod
A Rhodes scholar, Jay MacLeod holds degrees in social studies and theology. He and his English wife, Sally Asher, spent four years in Mississippi, where their work with local teenagers led to the publication of Minds Stayed on Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle in the Rural South, An Oral History (Westview Press). MacLeod is now an Anglican priest in the Derbyshire town of Chesterfield.
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