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NCJ Number: 227844 Find in a Library
Title: Youth Perspectives on Violence and Injustice
Journal: Journal of Social Issues  Volume:59  Issue:1  Dated:2003  Pages:1-14
Author(s): Colette Daiute; Michelle Fine
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Rockefeller Foundation
New York, NY 10036
Spencer Foundation
Chicago, IL 60611
William T. Grant Foundation
New York, NY 10022
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This introductory article for this issue’s theme, "Youth Perspectives on Violence and Injustice," discusses the theoretical, methodological, and practical rationales for examining this theme.
Abstract: Recognizing that it is rare to find a scholarly text about violence written critically from the perspectives of youth, this issue presents a series of articles written from youths' perspectives on violence by drawing upon positive youth development theory and addressing the diversity of perspectives among youth living under adverse conditions. The issue's articles encourage theorizing abut how diversity among youth - based on race, ethnicity, class, gender, nationality, and sexuality - influences their perceptions of engagements with and experience of violence. Section I of this issue contains papers that present theoretical and methodological approaches which focus on the problematic social world of youth, a world that requires negotiating social dangers and dilemmas in which violence becomes a means of coping with these dangers. Each paper in this section analyzes a realm of violence in terms of how youth in diverse oppressive or challenging settings must create identities and lifestyles for which concepts of legality and illegality are irrelevant to their survival. The paper examines sociological environments for youth through historical and archival analysis, a methodology that is increasingly used to provide context for culture and individuals. The papers in Section II approach youth perspectives on violence by examining how the public institutions that have sought to counter youth violence have contributed to, rather than contained, youth violence, particularly among oppressed racial, ethnic, and class-based groups. The papers in Section III focus on youth perspectives on violence within intimate relationships that challenges development and well-being. 26 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitudes; Cultural influences; Dating Violence; Juvenile attitudes toward authority; Juvenile victims; Victims of violent crime; Violence prevention
Note: For other articles in this issue, see NCJ-227845-52.
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