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Author Warikoo, Natasha Kumar, 1973-

Title Balancing acts [electronic resource] : youth culture in the global city / Natasha Kumar Warikoo.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011.

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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 224 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Understanding cultural incorporation -- Music and style: Americanization or globalization? -- Racial authenticity, "acting black," and cultural consumption -- Two types of racial discrimination: adult exclusion and peer bullying -- Positive attitudes and (some) negative behaviors -- Balancing acts: peer status and academic orientations -- Ethnic and racial boundaries -- Explaining youth cultures, improving academic achievement.
Summary In this timely examination of children of immigrants in New York and London, Natasha Kumar Warikoo asks, Is there a link between rap/hip-hop-influenced youth culture and motivation to succeed in school? Warikoo challenges teachers, administrators, and parents to look beneath the outward manifestations of youth culture -- the clothing, music, and tough talk -- to better understand the internal struggle faced by many minority students as they try to fit in with peers while working to lay the groundwork for successful lives. Using ethnographic, survey, and interview data in two racially diverse, low-achieving high schools, Warikoo analyzes seemingly oppositional styles, tastes in music, and school behaviors and finds that most teens try to find a balance between success with peers and success in school.
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Subject Youth -- Social life and customs -- Cross-cultural studies.
Children of immigrants -- Cross-cultural studies.
High school students -- Social life and customs -- Cross-cultural studies.
Assimilation (Sociology)
Academic achievement -- Cross-cultural studies.
Group identity -- Cross-cultural studies.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books -- Cross-cultural studies.
Cross-cultural studies.
Electronic books -- Cross-cultural studies.
Other Form: Print version: Warikoo, Natasha Kumar, 1973- Balancing acts. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011 9780520262102 (DLC) 2010013984 (OCoLC)607655705
ISBN 9780520947795 (electronic bk.)
0520947797 (electronic bk.)
9780520262102 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520262107 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520262119 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0520262115 (pbk. ; alk. paper)