Constructing Social Reality

Constructing Social Reality

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This book examines how black children who grow up in an impoverished environment construct their social reality, and why this process is a particulary critical factor in their perception and creation of self. It argues that black disadvantaged children develop a lifestyle and adopt values based on an identity grounded in racism, inequality, violence and poverty. qConstructing Social Relaity: Self Portraits of poor Black Adolescentsq makes a valuable contribution to the scholarship by investigating the phenomena of poverty from cognitive, linguistic, and experiential persepctives in the lives of disadvantaged black adolescents.Her standardized test scores have been slightly below average throughout grades one through seven. Shasaqua repeated third grade because of her poor reading skills. Her seventh grade reading and math ITBS scores are 6.7 and 6.4anbsp;...

Title:Constructing Social Reality
Author:Loretta J. Brunious
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2002


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