Dangerous Or Endangered?

Dangerous Or Endangered?

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qTilton draws on three years of ethnographic research in Oakland, California, one of the nation's most racially diverse cities, to examine how debates over the nature and needs of young people have fundamentally reshaped politics, transforming ideas of citizenship and the state in contemporary America. As parents and neighborhood activists have worked to save and discipline young people, they have often inadvertently reinforced privatized models of childhood and urban space, clearing the streets of children, who are encouraged to stay at home or in supervised after-school programs. Youth activists protest these attempts, demanding a right to the city and expanded rights of citizenship.q--Publisher.Motels, hot dog stands, burger drive-throughs, auto-repair shops, and abandoned gas stations mark the streeta#39;s development in ... Covered with a€œno loitering signsa€ and the logos of private security companies, they serve as informal low-incomeanbsp;...

Title:Dangerous Or Endangered?
Author:Jennifer Tilton
Publisher:NYU Press - 2010-10-03


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