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Sex and sensibility: Gender, race, and *class in three youth cultures


2004 2004

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Abstract (summary)

This study combines interviews and participant-observation to explore the negotiation of gender, race, and class in three youth cultural projects: Puerto Rican Wannabes, Goths, and evangelical Christians. While these projects seem very different, they are all examples of local identities mobilized to solve a range of shared problems. These strategies, beyond the personal and idiosyncratic, are all about gender, race, and class locations. They allow young people to navigate gender, race, and class expectations by manipulating or transgressing established gender, race, and class boundaries. Despite variations in these strategies, each project is hemmed in by the intractability of inequality. Thus, these projects show us the possibilities and limitations of intersectionality as it is experienced on the ground.

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Subject
Social structure;
Womens studies;
Religion;
Cultural anthropology
Classification
0700: Social structure
0453: Womens studies
0318: Religion
0326: Cultural anthropology
Identifier / keyword
Philosophy, religion and theology; Social sciences; Class; Evangelical; Gender; Goths; Puerto Rican Wannabees; Race; Youth cultures
Title
Sex and sensibility: Gender, race, and *class in three youth cultures
Author
Wilkins, Amy C.
Number of pages
291
Publication year
2004
Degree date
2004
School code
0118
Source
DAI-A 66/01, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
0496932748, 9780496932740
Advisor
Zussman, Robert
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3160123
ProQuest document ID
305177951
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305177951
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