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This book looks at the lives of young people and the violence that is a daily part of their world in an urban high school. "Being Down" studies school violence comprehensively - linking school ethnography, policy analysis, and urban studies and encompassing city politics, racism, policing, and systemic and economic injustices in it's all-too-real portrait of youth violence in American society. Rich with dialogue, this timely volume considers school... more...

How do you write a good qualitative dissertation? This book offers advice about and examples of the primary tasks and hidden complications in writing a qualitative dissertation. The long process of bringing a dissertation to completion involves making many choices-substantive, organizational, and interpersonal. This guidebook takes you through the process-from the first formulation of the topic and selection of a committee to development of an argument... more...