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Title The cultural matrix : understanding Black youth / edited by Orlando Patterson with Ethan Fosse.
Imprint Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 2015.

Subject African American youth -- Social conditions.
African American youth -- Social life and customs.
Alt Name Patterson, Orlando, 1940- Editor.
Fosse, Ethan,
Description 1 online resource (vii, 675 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The Cultural Matrix seeks to unravel an American paradox: the socioeconomic crisis and social isolation of disadvantaged black youth, on the one hand, and their extraordinary integration and prominence in popular culture on the other. This interdisciplinary work explains how a complex matrix of cultures influences black youth.
Contents Introduction -- Part I: Overview -- 1. The Nature and Dynamics of Cultural Processes -- 2. The Social and Cultural Matrix of Black Youth -- Part II: Black Youth Cultures across the Nation -- 3. The Values and Beliefs of Disconnected Black Youth -- 4. Hip-Hop's Irrepressible Refashionability: Phases in the Cultural Production of Black Youth -- Part III: The Interaction of Cultural and Social Processes in Inner-City Neighborhoods -- 5. Continuity and Change in Neighborhood Culture: Toward a Structurally Embedded Theory of Social Altruism and Moral Cynicism -- 6. "I Do Me": Young Black Men and the Struggle to Resist the Street -- 7. More Than Just Black: Cultural Perils and Opportunities in Inner-City Neighborhoods -- 8. The Role of Religious and Social Organizations in the Lives of Disadvantaged Youth -- Part IV: The Cultural Structuring of Conflict and Differences within and between Genders -- 9. Keeping Up the Front: How Disadvantaged Black Youths Avoid Street Violence in the Inner City -- 10. What about the Day After? Youth Culture in the Era of "Law and Order" -- 11. Culture, Inequality, and Gender Relations among Urban Black Youth -- Part V: Cultural, Social, and Moral Trials -- 12. Effects of Affluent Suburban Schooling: Learning Skilled Ways of Interacting with Educational Gatekeepers -- 13. "Try On the Outfit and Just See How It Works": The Psychocultural Responses of Disconnected Youth to Work -- 14. Stepping Up or Stepping Back: Highly Disadvantaged Parents' Responses to the Building Strong Families Program -- 15. Beyond BA Blinders: Cultural Impediments to College Success -- 16. Liberalism, Self-Respect, and Troubling Cultural Patterns in Ghettos -- Notes -- References -- Contributors -- Index.
Note Online resource; title from pdf title page (JSTOR, viewed December 21, 2020).
ISBN 0674736087 (electronic bk.)
9780674736085 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.4159/harvard.9780674736085
OCLC # 897599634
Additional Format Print version: Cultural matrix. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2015] 9780674728752 (DLC) 2014026484 (OCoLC)876000051

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