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Hidden Truth: Young Men Navigating Lives In and Out of Juvenile Prison Adam Reich

Hidden Truth: Young Men Navigating Lives In and Out of Juvenile Prison

Adam Reich

Published July 15th 2010
ISBN : 9780520262669
Hardcover
288 pages
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Hidden Truth takes the reader inside a Rhode Island juvenile prison to explore broader questions of how poor, disenfranchised young men come to terms with masculinity and identity. Adam D. Reich, who worked with inmates to produce a newspaper, writesMoreHidden Truth takes the reader inside a Rhode Island juvenile prison to explore broader questions of how poor, disenfranchised young men come to terms with masculinity and identity. Adam D. Reich, who worked with inmates to produce a newspaper, writes vividly and memorably about the young men he came to know, and in the process extends theories of masculinity, crime, and social reproduction into a provocative new paradigm. Reich suggests that young mens participation in crime constitutes a game through which they achieve “outsider masculinity.” Once in prison these same youths are forced to reconcile their criminal practices with a new game and new “insider masculinity” enforced by guards and administrators.