Ain't No Makin' It: Aspirations and Attainment in a by Jay MacLeod PDF

By Jay MacLeod

ISBN-10: 0786731796

ISBN-13: 9780786731794

ISBN-10: 0813343585

ISBN-13: 9780813343587

 This vintage textual content addresses the most vital concerns in sleek social concept and coverage: how social inequality is reproduced from one iteration to the subsequent. With the unique 1987 book of Ain’t No Makin’ It Jay MacLeod introduced us to the Clarendon Heights housing undertaking the place we met the “Brothers” and the “Hallway Hangers.” Their tale of poverty, race, and defeatism moved readers and challenged ethnic stereotypes. MacLeod’s go back 8 years later, and the ensuing 1995 revision, printed little development within the lives of those males as they struggled within the exertions marketplace and crime-ridden underground economy.


The 3rd version of this vintage ethnography of social copy brings the tale of inequality and social mobility into today’s discussion. Now totally up to date with 13 new interviews from the unique Hallway Hangers and Brothers, in addition to new theoretical research and comparability to the unique conclusions, Ain’t No Makin’ It continues to be an well known and worthy text.



Part One: The Hallway Hangers and the Brothers as Teenagers
1. Social Immobility within the Land of Opportunity
2. Social replica in Theoretical Perspective
three. children in Clarendon Heights: The Hallway Hangers and the Brothers
four. The effect of the Family
five. the realm of labor: Aspirations of the Hangers and Brothers
6. university: getting ready for the Competition
7. Leveled Aspirations: Social replica Takes Its Toll
eight. replica thought Reconsidered

Part : 8 Years Later: Low source of revenue, Low Outcome
nine. The Hallway Hangers: Dealing in Despair
10. The Brothers: desires Deferred
eleven. end: Outclassed and Outcast(e)

Part 3: Ain’t No Makin’ It?
12. The Hallway Hangers: struggling with for a Foothold at Forty
thirteen. The Brothers: slightly Making It
14. Making experience of the tales, via Katherine McClelland and David Karen

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88. 9. Pierre Bourdieu, “Cultural Reproduction and Social Reproduction,” in Jerome Karabel and A. H. , Power and Ideology in Education (New York: Oxford University Press, 1977), p. 496. 10. , p. 507. 11. David Swartz, “Pierre Bourdieu: The Cultural Transmission of Social Inequality,” Harvard Educational Review 47 (November 1977): 548. 12. Ibid. 13. Giroux, Theory & Resistance, p. 87. 14. Pierre Bourdieu, Outline of a Theory of Practice (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977), pp. 82–83. 15.

Buy the pot, roll up joints, sell ’em for two bucks a joint. Pay thirty for a bag; get twenty-five bones out of a bag—there’s fifty bucks for thirty bucks. Jimmy Sullivan, an experienced and perceptive teacher of the adjustment class in which Frankie, Shorty, and Steve are, or were at one time, enrolled, gives a good description of the Hallway Hangers’ criminal careers. js: One thing about these kids: Crime pays, and they know it. . It’s so easy to go over to the hallowed halls across the street there [a large university] and pick up a bike.

Frankie: You rip off illegal people, y’know? You rip off dealers. qxd:Layout 1 34 6/12/08 3:19 PM Page 34 Teenagers in Clarendon Heights: The Hallway Hangers and the Brothers shorty: That’s why if you deal, you gotta be able to kill. frankie: Yeah, sometimes it could mean your life if you get caught. But you can’t get put in jail. For those raised with a strong sense of law and order, these attitudes are difficult to fathom. The Hallway Hangers, for their part, however, cannot understand the contempt and disdain the upper classes display for their lifestyle and launch a counterattack of their own.

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