Ain't No Makin' It

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1987-06-01
  • Publisher: Westview Pr

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This expanded edition of Jay MacLeod's landmark study adds three new chapters that follow the Hallway Hangers and the Brothers into adulthood.

Author Biography

A Rhodes scholar, Jay MacLeod holds degrees in social studies and theology. He and his wife, Sally Asher, spent four years in Mississippi, where their work with local teenagers led to the publication of Minds Stayed on Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle in the Rural South, An Oral History (WestviewPress). MacLeod is now an Anglican priest in Chesterfield, a declining mining and market town in Asher's native England.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
The Hallway Hangers and the Brothers as Teenagersp. 1
Social Immobility in the Land of Opportunityp. 3
Social Reproduction in Theoretical Perspectivep. 11
Teenagers in Clarendon Heights: The Hallway Hangers and the Brothersp. 25
The Influence of the Familyp. 50
The World of Work: Aspirations of the Hangers and Brothersp. 61
School: Preparing for the Competitionp. 83
Leveled Aspirations: Social Reproduction Takes Its Tollp. 112
Reproduction Theory Reconsideredp. 135
Eight Years Later: Low Income, Low Outcomep. 153
The Hallway Hangers: Dealing in Despairp. 155
The Brothers: Dreams Deferredp. 196
Conclusion: Outclassed and Outcast (e)p. 239
Notesp. 268
Appendix: On the Making of Ain't No Makin' Itp. 270
Notesp. 302
Bibliographyp. 303
About the Book and Authorp. 310
Indexp. 311
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