Drawing on own encounters, traditions of city ethnography, Black feminist idea, gender stories, and feminist criminology, Nikki Jones provides readers a richly descriptive and compassionate account of the way African American women negotiate colleges and neighborhoods ruled by way of the so-called "code of the street"ùthe type of highway justice that governs violence in distressed city parts. She unearths the a number of suggestions they use to navigate interpersonal and gender-specific violence and the way they reconcile the gendered dilemmas in their youth. Illuminating struggles for survival inside of this crew, Between strong and Ghetto encourages others to maneuver African American women towards the guts of discussions of "the obstacle" in negative, city neighborhoods.
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