By Natasha Kumar Warikoo

ISBN-10: 0520262107

ISBN-13: 9780520262102

ISBN-10: 0520262115

ISBN-13: 9780520262119

during this well timed exam of kids of immigrants in ny and London, Natasha Kumar Warikoo asks, Is there a hyperlink among rap/hip-hop-influenced formative years tradition and motivation to achieve university? Warikoo demanding situations academics, directors, and fogeys to appear underneath the outward manifestations of youngster tradition -- the garments, tune, and difficult speak -- to raised comprehend the interior fight confronted via many minority scholars as they fight to slot in with friends whereas operating to put the basis for profitable lives. utilizing ethnographic, survey, and interview info in racially different, low-achieving excessive colleges, Warikoo analyzes probably oppositional types, tastes in track, and college behaviors and unearths that the majority kids attempt to discover a stability among good fortune with friends and luck in school.

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