Balancing Acts: Youth Culture in the Global City by Natasha Kumar Warikoo PDF

By Natasha Kumar Warikoo

during this well timed exam of youngsters of immigrants in long island and London, Natasha Kumar Warikoo asks, Is there a hyperlink among rap/hip-hop-influenced early life tradition and motivation to achieve college? Warikoo demanding situations lecturers, directors, and fogeys to seem underneath the outward manifestations of sweet sixteen tradition -- the garments, tune, and difficult speak -- to higher comprehend the inner fight confronted via many minority scholars as they fight to slot in with friends whereas operating to put the basis for winning lives. utilizing ethnographic, survey, and interview info in racially different, low-achieving excessive faculties, Warikoo analyzes doubtless oppositional kinds, tastes in track, and faculty behaviors and unearths that the majority youngsters try and discover a stability among luck with friends and good fortune in school.

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