Download e-book for iPad: Ain't No Makin' It: Aspirations and Attainment in a by Jay MacLeod

By Jay MacLeod

ISBN-10: 0786731796

ISBN-13: 9780786731794

ISBN-10: 0813343585

ISBN-13: 9780813343587

 This vintage textual content addresses some of the most very important matters in smooth social concept and coverage: how social inequality is reproduced from one new release to the subsequent. With the unique 1987 ebook 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, printed little development within the lives of those males as they struggled within the hard work marketplace 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 absolutely 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 necessary text.



Part One: The Hallway Hangers and the Brothers as Teenagers
1. Social Immobility within the Land of Opportunity
2. Social copy in Theoretical Perspective
three. youngsters in Clarendon Heights: The Hallway Hangers and the Brothers
four. The effect of the Family
five. the area of labor: Aspirations of the Hangers and Brothers
6. university: getting ready for the Competition
7. Leveled Aspirations: Social copy Takes Its Toll
eight. replica concept 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: combating for a Foothold at Forty
thirteen. The Brothers: slightly Making It
14. Making feel of the tales, through Katherine McClelland and David Karen

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The situation was much the same for Chris; in addition, his acceptance into the Hallway Hangers has been facilitated because he is half-white. (in a group interview) frankie: It ain’t like he’s living with his black daddy; he’s living with his white mommy. shorty: His white brothers. (in a separate discussion) jinx: My brothers always liked his family, though . .

132–133. 8. Henry A. Giroux, Theory & Resistance in Education (London: Heinemann Educational Books, 1983), p. 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.

The lads believe that their chances for significant upward mobility are so remote that sacrificing “a laff” for good behavior in school is pointless. ”33 According to Willis, this type of insight into the nature of capitalism has the potential to catalyze class solidarity and collective action. The promise of these cultural penetrations, however, is dimmed by certain “limitations” in the lads’ cultural outlook. qxd:Layout 1 20 6/12/08 3:19 PM Page 20 Social Reproduction in Theoretical Perspective placement in dead-end, low-paying jobs as a form of class domination.

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