Minds of Marginalized Black Men by Alford A. Young
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Minds of Marginalized Black Men
By Alford A. Young

The Minds of Marginalized Black Men

Making Sense of Mobility, Opportunity, and Future Life Chances

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Minds of Marginalized Black Men by Alford A. Young

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While we hear much about the "culture of poverty" that keeps poor black men poor, we know little about how such men understand their social position and relationship to the American dream. Moving beyond stereotypes, this book examines how twenty-six poverty-stricken African American men from Chicago view their prospects for getting ahead. It documents their definitions of good jobs and the good life--and their beliefs about whether and how these can be attained. In its pages, we meet men who think seriously about work, family, and community and whose differing experiences shape their views of their social world. Based on intensive interviews, the book reveals how these men have experienced varying degrees of exposure to more-privileged Americans--differences that ground their understandings of how racism and socioeconomic inequality determine their life chances. The poorest and most socially isolated are, perhaps surprisingly, most likely to believe that individuals can improve their own lot. By contrast, men who regularly leave their neighborhood tend to have a wider range of opportunities but also have met with more racism, hostility, and institutional obstacles--making them less likely to believe in the American Dream. Demonstrating how these men interpret their social world, this book seeks to de-pathologize them without ignoring their experiences with chronic unemployment, prison, and substance abuse. It shows how the men draw upon such experiences as they make meaning of the complex circumstances in which they strive to succeed.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691127002
ISBN-10: 069112700X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 16-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Alford A. Young

Alford A. Young, Jr., is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and in the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan.

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