Class and Community in the Lives of Working-Class Youth
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Victoria Anne Steinitz and Ellen Rachel Solomon
Robert E. Park Award, American Sociological Association, 1987
"For today’s teachers of working-class youth, who may still believe it’s necessary to convince their students that ‘to move up, one must move out,' Steinitz and Solomon have some advice."
"A vivid examination of working-class youth’s coming of age within the confines of the mythology and reality of the American Dream."
"Steinitz and Solomon have plunged into the worlds of working class youth and emerged with a sensitive report on these youths’ agendas, ambitions, and melancholia-matters normally hidden from the academic bourgeoisie. We are offered a poignant portrait of a crowd whose members have, we discover, thoroughly distinctive faces."
"This fine qualitative study is a highly readable and thoughtful examination of working-class life that belongs on the bookshelves of psychologists concerned with identity or adolescence."
"This book brings the missing voices of working class students into the debates on education. Students in my classes read it and feel the shock of recognition and understanding...a wonderful book."
Victoria Anne Steinitz is Associate Professor, College of Public and Community Service at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Ellen Rachel Solomon is Faculty Associate, Institute for Writing and Thinking at Bard College.