Ain't no makin' it: aspirations and attainment in a low income neighborhood (Record no. 208625)

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International Standard Book Number 9781912128747
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Classification number 305.5690 973
Item number V2A4
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Personal name Valencia, Anna Seiferle
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Title Ain't no makin' it: aspirations and attainment in a low income neighborhood
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Name of publisher, distributor, etc Routledge
Date of publication, distribution, etc 2017
Place of publication, distribution, etc London
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Extent 91 p
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Title Macat library critical thinking series
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Summary, etc Why is it that children from disadvantaged backgrounds find it so difficult – and often impossible – to achieve? Few questions are of such fundamental importance to the functioning of a fair and effective society than this one, yet the academic and political narratives that exist to explain the problem are fundamentally contradictory: some say the root of the problem lies in racial prejudice; others that the key factor is class; others again argue that we should look first at laziness, government's commitment to provide demotivating ‘safety nets,’ and to the appeal of easy money earned from a criminal lifestyle.

Jay Macleod's seminal work of anthropology is one of the most influential studies to address this issue, and – in suggesting that problems of class, above all, help to fuel continued social inequality, Macleod is engaging in an important piece of problem-solving. He asks the right questions, basing his study on two different working class subcultures, one white and largely devoid of aspiration and the other black and much more ambitious and conformist. By showing that the members of both groups find it equally hard to achieve their dreams – that there really ‘Ain't no makin' it,’ as his title proposes – Macleod issues a direct challenge to the ideology of the American Dream, and by extension to the social contract that underpinned American society and politics for the duration of the twentieth century. His work – robustly structured and well-reasoned – is now frequently studied in universities, and it offers a sharp corrective to those who insist that the poor could control their own destinies if they choose to do so.



https://www.routledge.com/Aint-No-Makin-It-Aspirations-and-Attainment-in-a-Low-Income-Neighborhood/Seiferle-Valencia/p/book/9781912128747
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Youth with social disabilities
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Macleod, Jay
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Social mobility
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Criticism - Critical thinking skills
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          Non-fiction Vikram Sarabhai Library Vikram Sarabhai Library   2018-03-22 6 418.70 Slot 348 (0 Floor, West Wing) 305.5690 973 V2A4 196726 2018-03-22 558.27 Books

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