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The Resource Why girls fight : female youth violence in the inner city, Cindy D. Ness

Why girls fight : female youth violence in the inner city, Cindy D. Ness

Label
Why girls fight : female youth violence in the inner city
Title
Why girls fight
Title remainder
female youth violence in the inner city
Statement of responsibility
Cindy D. Ness
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In low-income U.S. cities, street fights between teenage girls are common. These fights take place at school, on street corners, or in parks, when one girl provokes another to the point that she must either "step up" or be labeled a "punk." Typically, when girls engage in violence that is not strictly self-defense, they are labeled "delinquent," their actions taken as a sign of emotional pathology. However, in Why Girls Fight, Cindy D. Ness demonstrates that in poor urban areas this kind of street fighting is seen as a normal part of girlhood and a necessary way to earn respect among peers, as well as a way for girls to attain a sense of mastery and self-esteem in a social setting where legal opportunities for achievement are not otherwise easily available. Ness spent almost two years in west and northeast Philadelphia to get a sense of how teenage girls experience inflicting physical harm and the meanings they assign to it. While most existing work on girls' violence deals exclusively with gangs, Ness sheds new light on the everyday street fighting of urban girls, arguing that different cultural standards associated with race and class influence the relationship that girls have to physical aggression
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ness, Cindy D.
Dewey number
303.60835/20973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6791
LC item number
.N38 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Female juvenile delinquents
  • Teenage girls
  • Inner cities
  • Minorities
  • Minorities United States Psychology
  • Female juvenile delinquents
  • Inner cities
  • Minorities
  • Teenage girls
  • United States
  • Weibliche Jugend
  • Gewalt
  • Stadt
  • USA
  • Ungdomsbrottslingar
  • Flickor
  • Tonårsflickor
  • Getton
  • Minoriteter
Label
Why girls fight : female youth violence in the inner city, Cindy D. Ness
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The city of Philadelphia and female youth violence -- Girls' violent behavior as viewed from the streets -- The reasons girls give for fighting -- Mothers, daughters, and the double-generation dynamic -- Culture and neighborhood institutions -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn491917898
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 185 pages
Isbn
9780814758410
Lccn
2009053831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780814758410
  • (OCoLC)491917898
Label
Why girls fight : female youth violence in the inner city, Cindy D. Ness
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The city of Philadelphia and female youth violence -- Girls' violent behavior as viewed from the streets -- The reasons girls give for fighting -- Mothers, daughters, and the double-generation dynamic -- Culture and neighborhood institutions -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn491917898
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 185 pages
Isbn
9780814758410
Lccn
2009053831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780814758410
  • (OCoLC)491917898

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