Gangs and Youth Subcultures: International Explorations

Gangs are growing in many different social, economic, and political environments coupled with an alarming breakdown of public order. Failures to contain or reduce gang crime in European, Asian, South American, African, and North American cities may be symptoms of fundamental problems threatening the

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No Longer Homeless: How the Ex-Homeless Get and Stay Off the Streets

Research suggests that between 6 and 14 percent of the US population has been homeless at some point in their lives—a huge number of people. No Longer Homeless shares the stories of people who have formerly been homeless to examine how they transition off the streets, find housing, and stay

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Negotiating Opportunities: How the Middle Class Secures Advantages in School

In Negotiating Opportunities, Jessica McCrory Calarco argues that the middle class has a negotiated advantage in school. Drawing on five years of ethnographic fieldwork, Calarco traces that negotiated advantage from its origins at home to its consequences at school. Through their parents’ coaching,

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How to be a Happier Parent: Raising a Family, Having a Life, and Loving (Almost) Every Minute

An encouraging guide to helping parents find more happiness in their day-to-day family life, from the former lead editor of the New York Times’ Motherlode blog. In all the writing and reporting KJ Dell’Antonia has done on families over the years, one topic keeps coming up again and again: parents

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