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Dismantling the “At Risk” Discourse

Ranita Ray

in Making of a Teenage Service Class: Poverty and Mobility in an American City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520292055
eISBN:
9780520965614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292055.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter briefly revisits the structure/agency dilemma before turning to a call to rethink the “at risk” framing of inner-city youth—as potential parents, drug users and dealers, gang members, ... More


Year Up

David Stoesz

in Building Better Social Programs: How Evidence Is Transforming Public Policy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190945572
eISBN:
9780190945602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190945572.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

Gerald Chertavian extrapolated from being a Big Brother by developing an internship program for minority, inner-city youth. Through socialization, training, and internships with corporate sponsors, ... More


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