Guns, violence, and identity among African American and Latino youth / Deanna L. Wilkinson.Material type: TextSeries: Criminal justice (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC)Publication details: New York : LFB Scholarly Pub., 2003. Description: 1 online resource (x, 299 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 1593320531; 9781593320539; 1280361328; 9781280361326Subject(s): Youth and violence -- New York (State) -- New York | Youth with social disabilities -- New York (State) -- New York -- Psychology | African American young men -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions | Hispanic American young men -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions | Violence in adolescence | Neighborhoods -- Social aspects | Identity (Psychology) in youth | Firearms -- Social aspects | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Violence in Society | African American young men -- Social conditions | Firearms -- Social aspects | Identity (Psychology) in youth | Neighborhoods -- Social aspects | Violence in adolescence | Youth and violence | Youth with social disabilities -- Psychology | New York (State) -- New York | Samfundsvidenskab SociologiGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic book. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Guns, violence, and identity among African American and Latino youth.DDC classification: 303.6/0835/097471 LOC classification: HQ799.2.V56 | W55 2003ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-296) and index.
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Cover -- TABLE OF CONTENTS -- List of Tables -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: Setting the Empirical Context -- Chapter 2: The Research Process -- Chapter 3: Neighborhood: An Ecology of Danger -- Chapter 4: Family: One Important Developmental Context -- Chapter 5: Peers, Social Networks, and Other Affiliations -- Chapter 6: Limited Opportunities: Education and Employment Experiences -- Chapter 7: Decision Making In Violent Events: An Examination of Sparks and Other Motivational Factors -- Chapter 8: Processes and Contingencies of Violent Events -- Chapter 9: Violent Events and Social Identity: Specifying the Relationship between Respect and Masculinity -- Chapter 10: Discussion -- Appendix A:The Columbia University Gun Study Final Interview Protocol -- Appendix B: Dictionary of Slang Terms -- References.
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Wilkinson studies 125 violent African American and Latino males aged 16 to 24 in New York City, analyzing 306 violent situations of which 151 involve guns. The social world of these youths is characterized by violence, internalized street codes, limited opportunities, and the availability of firearms. Violent events are public social performances. These performances often have serious consequences for social identity and personal safety. Wilkinson shows how violence is a resource for gaining/maintaining social identity (masculinity) and status on the street. The dynamic of moving from victim to victimizer is clearly understood in the socio-cultural context of the street. She demonstrates the role that guns play in "empowering" adolescents to engage in conflict outside of age-specific groups.
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