Dangerous or Endangered?: Race and the Politics of Youth in by Jennifer Tilton

By Jennifer Tilton

How do you inform the variation among a “good child” and a “potential thug”? In Dangerous or Endangered?, Jennifer Tilton considers the ways that youngsters are more and more seen as harmful and but, concurrently, as endangered and wanting security by way of the state.

Tilton attracts on 3 years of ethnographic examine in Oakland, California, one of many nation’s such a lot racially diversified towns, to check how debates over the character and desires of teens have essentially reshaped politics, reworking principles of citizenship and the nation in modern the United States. As mom and dad and local activists have labored to save lots of and self-discipline kids, they've got usually inadvertently strengthened privatized types of formative years and concrete house, clearing the streets of kids, who're inspired to stick at domestic or in supervised after-school courses. early life activists protest those makes an attempt, tough a correct to town and accelerated rights of citizenship.

Dangerous or Endangered? will pay cautious consciousness to the difficult connections among fears of different people’s childrens and fears for our personal childrens that allows you to discover the complicated racial, classification, and gender divides in modern American cities.

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