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Chosen Ones : Black Men and the Politics of Redemption - by Nikki Jones (Hardcover)
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In The Chosen Ones, sociologist and feminist scholar Nikki Jones shares the compelling story of a group of Black men living in San Francisco’s historically Black neighborhood, the Fillmore. Against all odds, these men work to atone for past crimes by reaching out to other Black men, young and old, with the hope of guiding them toward a better life. Yet despite their genuine efforts, they struggle to find a new place in their old neighborhood. With a poignant yet hopeful voice, Jones illustrates how neighborhood politics, everyday interactions with the police, and conservative Black gender ideologies shape the men’s ability to make good and forgive themselves—and how the double-edged sword of community shapes the work of redemption.
Number of Pages: 232
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Gender and Justice
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Nikki Jones
Street Date: June 1, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-8952
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