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By Jay MacLeod

 This vintage textual content addresses essentially the most very important concerns in sleek social conception and coverage: how social inequality is reproduced from one new release to the subsequent. With the unique 1987 booklet of Ain’t No Makin’ It Jay MacLeod introduced us to the Clarendon Heights housing venture 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, published little development within the lives of those males as they struggled within the exertions industry and crime-ridden underground economy.

 

The 3rd variation of this vintage ethnography of social replica 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 renowned and beneficial text.

 

Contents 

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. little ones 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: goals 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, through Katherine McClelland and David Karen

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Pierre Bourdieu and Jean-Claude Passeron, Reproduction in Education, Society and Culture (London: Sage, 1977), p. 156. 17. Bourdieu, Outline of a Theory of Practice, p. 79. 18. Swartz, “Pierre Bourdieu,” p. 548. 19. Loïc J. D. Wacquant, “Sociology as Socioanalysis: Tales of Homo Academicus,” Sociological Forum 5 (1990): 684. 20. Richard Jenkins, Pierre Bourdieu (London: Routledge, 1992), pp. 74–84. qxd:Layout 1 24 6/12/08 3:19 PM Page 24 Social Reproduction in Theoretical Perspective 21. Bourdieu, Outline of a Theory of Practice, p.

My main concern is to get my family out of the projects. chris: I just wanna get my mother out of the projects, that’s all. shorty: All’s I’m doing, I’m gonna get enough money, save enough money to get my mother the fuck out of here. These statements are evidence of the stigma the Hallway Hangers, as public housing tenants, feel as a matter of course. Their pride in their lifestyle is pierced by the dominant culture’s negative judgments. One implication of the culture’s achievement ideology is that those of low socioeconomic stature are personally deficient.

548. 19. Loïc J. D. Wacquant, “Sociology as Socioanalysis: Tales of Homo Academicus,” Sociological Forum 5 (1990): 684. 20. Richard Jenkins, Pierre Bourdieu (London: Routledge, 1992), pp. 74–84. qxd:Layout 1 24 6/12/08 3:19 PM Page 24 Social Reproduction in Theoretical Perspective 21. Bourdieu, Outline of a Theory of Practice, p. 164. 22. Bourdieu and Passeron, Reproduction in Education, p. 178; translation adapted by Loïc Wacquant and cited in “On the Tracks of Symbolic Power,” Theory, Culture, and Society 10 (August 1993): 2.

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