Jacked Up and Unjust : Pacific Islander Teens Confront Violent Legacies / Katherine Irwin, Karen Umemoto.
Contributor(s): Umemoto, Karen [author.].Material type: BookPublisher: Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, Copyright date: ©2016Description: 1 online resource (232 p.).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780520958883.Subject(s): Pacific Islander American teenagers -- Hawaii -- Social conditions | Youth and violence -- Hawaii -- History -- 21st century | Youth -- Hawaii -- Social conditions -- 21st century | SOCIAL SCIENCE / CriminologyDDC classification: 303.6083509969 Online resources: Click here to access online | Cover
Frontmatter -- CONTENTS -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Literature Review and Background -- 2. The Caring Adult Role and Youth Research -- 3. "Us Girls Get the Second Half ": Girls' Early Socialization and Outspoken Femininity -- 4. Fighting for Her Honor: High School Girls' Struggles for Respect -- 5. Boys' Fights and the Jacked-Up System -- 6. Sea of Good Intentions: Juvenile Protection in the Shadow of Punishment -- 7. Youth Prepare for Adulthood -- 8. Theoretical Conclusions -- 9. Compassionate and Constructive Policy and Practice -- Appendix 1. Data Sources and Participant Demographics -- Appendix 2. Demographics of Quoted Teens -- Notes -- References -- Index
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In the context of two hundred years of American colonial control in the Pacific, Katherine Irwin and Karen Umemoto shed light on the experiences of today's inner city and rural girls and boys in Hawai'i who face racism, sexism, poverty, and political neglect. Basing their book on nine years of ethnographic research, the authors highlight how legacies of injustice endure, prompting teens to fight for dignity and the chance to thrive in America, a nation that the youth describe as inherently "jacked up"-rigged-and "unjust." While the story begins with the youth battling multiple contingencies, it ends on a hopeful note with many of the teens overcoming numerous hardships, often with the guidance of steadfast, caring adults.
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