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By Jody Miller

2010 special Contribution to Scholarship booklet Award from the yank Sociological organization; Race, Gender, and sophistication Section

2008 Finalist, The Society for the examine of Social difficulties C. Wright generators Award

a lot has been written in regards to the demanding situations that face city African American younger males, yet much less is related in regards to the harsh realities for African American younger women in deprived groups. Sexual harassment, sexual attack, courting violence, or even gang rape aren't unusual reviews. In Getting Played, sociologist Jody Miller provides a compelling photo of this dire social challenge and explores how inextricably, and tragically, associated violence is to their day-by-day lives in negative city neighborhoods.

Drawing from richly textured interviews with adolescent boys and girls, Miller brings a willing eye to the troubling realities of a global infused with hazard and gender-based violence. those women are remoted, overlooked, and infrequently victimized by means of these thought of friends and family. neighborhood associations akin to the police and faculties that are supposed to guard them usually flip a blind eye, leaving women to fend for themselves. Miller attracts a bright photo of the race and gender inequalities that damage those communities—and how those lead to deeply and dangerously engrained ideals approximately gender that educate youths to work out such violence—rather than the results of broader social inequalities—as deserved because of person ladies' incorrect characters, i.e., she deserved it.

Through Miller's cautious research of those enticing, usually unsettling tales, Getting Played exhibits us not just how those younger ladies are victimized, yet how, regardless of greatly insufficient social help and possibilities, they fight to navigate this risky terrain.

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