"We Live in the Shadow": Inner-City Kids Tell Their Stories Through Photographs (BOK)

Elaine Bell Kaplan

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Looking at their photo of railroad tracks, a group of pre-teen students in South Central Los Angeles see either "a way out of the ghetto," or a "dirty, bad environment." Such are the impressions expressed in the poignant "We Live in the Shadow": Inner-City Kids Tell Their Stories through Photographs. In Elaine Bell Kaplan's perceptive book, at-risk youth were given five-dollar cameras to tell stories about their world. Their photos and stories show us their response to negative inner-city teen images. We follow them into their schools, and we hear about their creative coping strategies. While these kids see South Central as dangerous, they also see themselves as confident enough not to let the inner-city take them down. They refuse to be labelled as "ghetto thugs," as outsiders sometimes do. These outsiders include police, teachers, and other groups representing the institutional voices governing their daily lives. The kids in "We Live in the Shadow": Inner-City Kids Tell Their Stories through Photographs have developed a multi-layered view of society. This impressive book gives voice to their resilience. Elaine Bell Kaplan is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Southern California, and author of Not Our Kind of Girl: Unraveling the Myths of Black Teenage Motherhood.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Elaine Bell Kaplan
Combined Academic Publishers
ISBN 9781439907900
Antall sider 208 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 1,3cm
Vekt 272 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Photographs: collections, Urban communities, Age groups: adolescents