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The Murder of Yusef Hawkins

Lynn S. Chancer

in High-Profile Crimes: When Legal Cases Become Social Causes

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226101125
eISBN:
9780226101132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101132.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter analyzes the murder of 16-year-old African American Yusef Hawkins in Bensonhurst in Brooklyn, New York City on April23, 1989. Like the Central Park jogger case, the murder of Hawkins ... More


Boys’ Verbal Play

Jeanne Pitre Soileau

in Yo' Mama, Mary Mack, and Boudreaux and Thibodeaux: Louisiana Children's Folklore and Play

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496810403
eISBN:
9781496810441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810403.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter presents a select, but crucial, set of examples of boys at verbal play. Third grade boys play the “dozens,” fifth and sixth grade boys display joke telling abilities, and a young man of ... More


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