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Ain't No Makin' It: Aspirations and Attainment in a Low-Income Neighborhood - 3rd edition

Ain`t No Makin` It: Aspirations and Attainment in a Low-Income Neighborhood (ISBN10: 0813343585; ISBN13: 9780813343587)
ISBN13: 978-0813343587
ISBN10: 0813343585

Summary: This classic text addresses one of the most important issues in modern social theory and policy: how social inequality is reproduced from one generation to the next. With the original 1987 publication of Ain't No Makin' It Jay MacLeod brought us to the Clarendon Heights housing project where we met the ''Brothers'' and the ''Hallway Hangers.'' Their story of poverty race and defeatism moved readers and challenged ethnic stereotypes. MacLeod's return eight years later and the resultin ...show moreg 1995 revision revealed little improvement in the lives of these men as they struggled in the labor market and crime-ridden underground economy. The third edition of this classic ethnography of social reproduction brings the story of inequality and social mobility into today's dialogue. Now fully updated with thirteen new interviews from the original Hallway Hangers and Brothers as well as new theoretical analysis and comparison to the original conclusions Ain't No Makin' It remains an admired and invaluable text. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 3RD 08
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Westview Press, Inc.
Published: 07/28/2008
International: No

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