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Race and Parenting in the Context of Youth Incarceration

Adams, Maria and McCarthy, Daniel (2019) Race and Parenting in the Context of Youth Incarceration Ethnic and Racial Studies.

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Abstract

This article examines the experiences of ethnic minority caregivers related to young men in prison. Focusing on how parenting was shaped through ethnic identity, we show that caregivers (especially mothers) developed a strong protectionist stance towards their children – a response partly conditioned by the pressures of crime and policing in their neighbourhoods. Reflections on parenting also encompassed specific forms of cultural shame, which were interpreted as responses to actual and perceived judgements about parenting competence. The role of faith as a means of coping with the ordeals of criminal justice contact were also identified. These findings are examined through the literature on race and parenting in explaining the consequences of crime and imprisonment in shaping family lives.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Adams, Mariam.n.adams@surrey.ac.uk
McCarthy, DanielD.Mccarthy@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 12 November 2019
Funders : Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
DOI : 10.1080/01419870.2019.1686161
Copyright Disclaimer : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Ethnic and Racial Studies on 12 November 2019, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/01419870.2019.1686161
Uncontrolled Keywords : Race; Parenting; Prison; Coping; Religion; Shame
Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 07 Nov 2019 11:29
Last Modified : 19 Nov 2019 09:42
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/853068

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