Hidden Truth : Young Men Navigating Lives In and Out of Juvenile Prison Paperback / softback
by Adam Reich
"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: 13/08/2010
- Category: Juvenile offenders
- ISBN: 9780520262676
- Hardback from £52.15
- EPUB from £29.16