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By Nikki Jones

With an outward gaze excited by a greater destiny, Between sturdy and Ghetto displays the social international of internal urban African American women and the way they deal with threats of non-public violence.

Drawing on own encounters, traditions of city ethnography, Black feminist notion, gender reports, and feminist criminology, Nikki Jones supplies readers a richly descriptive and compassionate account of the way African American ladies negotiate faculties and neighborhoods ruled via the so-called "code of the street"ùthe type of highway justice that governs violence in distressed city parts. She unearths the a number of innovations they use to navigate interpersonal and gender-specific violence and the way they reconcile the gendered dilemmas in their early life. Illuminating struggles for survival inside this workforce, Between sturdy and Ghetto encourages others to maneuver African American women towards the heart of discussions of "the challenge" in bad, city neighborhoods.

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