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Author Soyer, Michaela, 1980- author.

Title A dream denied : incarceration, recidivism, and young minority men in America / Michaela Soyer.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  364.36 S731D    Check Shelf
Description xi, 172 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-167) and index.
Contents The role of agency in the desistance process -- Two cities, two systems, similar problems: juvenile justice in Boston and Chicago -- Too little too late juvenile justice as a social service provider -- Imagining desistance -- Weak ties-strong emotions: caring for juvenile offenders in Boston and Chicago -- The uncertainty of freedom: teenagers' desire for confinement and supervision -- "I know how to control myself": autonomy and discipline in the desistance process.
Summary "'A Dream Denied' shows how the narrative of American Dream shapes the offending trajectories of twenty-three young Latino and African American men in Boston and Chicago. Believing in the American Dream helps the teenagers to cope with the pains of incarceration. However, without the ability to experience themselves as creative actors, reproducing the rhetoric of American meritocracy leaves the teenagers unprepared to negotiate the complex and frustrating process of desistance and reentry.
Subject Juvenile delinquency -- United States.
Juvenile delinquents -- Behavior modification -- United States.
African American juvenile delinquents -- Massachusetts -- Boston.
African American juvenile delinquents -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Hispanic American youth -- Massachusetts -- Boston.
Hispanic American youth -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Juvenile recidivists -- United States.
African American juvenile delinquents. (OCoLC)fst00799212
Hispanic American youth. (OCoLC)fst00957510
Juvenile delinquency. (OCoLC)fst00985320
Juvenile delinquents -- Behavior modification. (OCoLC)fst01767836
Juvenile recidivists. (OCoLC)fst00985508
Illinois -- Chicago. (OCoLC)fst01204048
Massachusetts -- Boston. (OCoLC)fst01205012
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Other Form: Online version: Soyer, Michaela, 1980- author. Dream denied. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016] 9780520964617 (DLC) 2016005504
ISBN 9780520290440 (cloth ;) (alk. paper)
0520290445 (cloth ;) (alk. paper)
9780520290457 (pbk. ;) (alk. paper)
0520290453 (pbk. ;) (alk. paper)
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