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Author Kaplan, Elaine Bell.
Title "We live in the shadow" : inner-city kids tell their stories through photographs / Elaine Bell Kaplan.
Published Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2013.
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 Floor3  HN59.2 .K38 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description xi, 193 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-186) and index.
Contents Kids with cameras -- History and transformation of South Central -- Kids' school stories -- Kids' neighborhood stories -- Kids' family stories.
Summary Looking at their photo of railroad tracks, a group of pre-teen students in South Central Los Angeles see either "a way out of the ghetto," or a "dirty, bad environment." Such are the impressions expressed in the poignant "We Live in the Shadow": Inner-City Kids Tell Their Stories through Photographs. In Elaine Bell Kaplan's perceptive book, at-risk youth were given five-dollar cameras to tell stories about their world. Their photos and stories show us their response to negative inner-city teen images. We follow them into their schools, and we hear about their creative coping strategies. While these kids see South Central as dangerous, they also see themselves as confident enough not to let the inner-city take them down. They refuse to be labelled as "ghetto thugs," as outsiders sometimes do. These outsiders include police, teachers, and other groups representing the institutional voices governing their daily lives. The kids in "We Live in the Shadow": Inner-City Kids Tell Their Stories through Photographs have developed a multi-layered view of society. This impressive book gives voice to their resilience. Elaine Bell Kaplan is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Southern California, and author of Not Our Kind of Girl: Unraveling the Myths of Black Teenage Motherhood.
Subject Inner cities -- United States.
City children -- United States -- Social conditions.
Urban poor -- United States -- Social conditions.
Equality -- United States.
Photography -- Social aspects -- United States.
ISBN 1439907900 paperback alkaline paper
9781439907894 cloth alkaline paper
1439907897 cloth alkaline paper
9781439907900 paperback alkaline paper
9781439907917 (e-book)
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OCLC number 815757956