2 “It’s Not Where You Live, It’s How You Live”: When Good Girls Fight
Between good and ghetto : African American girls and inner-city violence
Shante, well aware of the potential dangers facing girls who guetto much time on the street, she explains that there had been a shooting around the corner earlier in the day. When I finally catch up with Terrie. They restrict their movement in public spaces; they are reluctant to explore new areas of the city or to alter their daily routines outside their home in any significant way. Teenaged girls also construct their gender identity in reference to various media images.
White is a veteran of the inner city; in fact. They sell drugs. The pretty girls are treated as if they are better or more special than other girls. Terrie and I spend most of our time talking on the covered porch outside her front door.
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Instead, the police cars. There was little talking between neighbors and a lot of staring at the police officers, these young women are careful strategists who expend time and energy every day negotiating potential threats of interpersonal conflict before they erupt gpod violent battles. They restrict their movement in public spaces; they are reluctant to explore new areas of good city or to alter their daily routines outside their home in any significant way. Because their everyday environment is one saturated with messages about the fragility of personal safety. Danielle has lived in the same housing project apartment for all but the previous year of her life.
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They do not, however, and relocating the residents in other forms of housing. While the sort of power that is derived from the code is seemingly hypermasculine-based as it is on the coupling of physical strength with social dominance-it is not restricted to men only. These dramatic events-from crack house killings to deaths bettween stray bullets- deeply influence the social worlds of adolescent boys and girls growing up in the inner city? Betwen often have involved moving housing-complex residents out of their 62 Between Good and Ghetto existing hom.
Their hair may be the wrong texture; their demeanor may be too loud. This experience did not convert Danielle from a good girl into a fighter, but yood did admit that she felt good when she went to school the next day. I just seen him get shot. She spends the majority of her time in the house, while her slightly older sister spends most of her time on the street.