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The Chosen Ones

Black Men and the Politics of Redemption

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In The Chosen Ones, sociologist and feminist scholar Nikki Jones shares the compelling story of a group of Black men living in San Francisco's historically Black neighborhood, the Fillmore. Against all odds, these men work to atone for past crimes by reaching out to other Black men, young and old, with the hope of guiding them toward a better life. Yet despite their genuine efforts, they struggle to find a new place in their old neighborhood. With a poignant yet hopeful voice, Jones illustrates how neighborhood politics, everyday interactions with the police, and conservative Black gender ideologies shape the men's ability to make good and forgive themselves-and how the double-edged sword of community shapes the work of redemption.

Product code: 9780520288355

ISBN 9780520288355
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H229xW152xS18
Series Gender and Justice
No. Of Pages 248
Publisher University of California Press