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Hidden Truth : Young Men Navigating Lives In and Out of Juvenile Prison, Paperback / softback Book

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


"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, 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 men's 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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 288 pages, 4 b-w photographs
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Juvenile offenders
  • ISBN: 9780520262676

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