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Ain't No Makin'it

Ain't No Makin'it - 2nd edition

Ain't No Makin'it - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780813341873

ISBN10: 0813341876

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Edition: 2ND 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Westview Press, Inc.
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ISBN13: 9780813341873

ISBN10: 0813341876

Edition: 2ND 04

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Summary

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 "Hallway Hangers." Their story of poverty, race, and defeatism moved readers and challenged ethnic stereotypes. MacLeod's return eight years later, and the resulting 1995 revision, revealed little improvement in the lives of these men as they struggled in the labor market and crime-ridden underground economy. This classic ethnography addresses one of the most important issues in modern social theory and policy: how social inequality is reproduced from one generation to the next. Now republished with a preface by Joe Feagin, Ain't No Makin' It remains an admired and invaluable text.