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Article Title

Dreaming Despite Despair

Abstract

Laurence Ralph’s (2014) Renegade Dreams presents a glimpse into the lived experience of Chicago’s gang members. The author details that through various forms of injury people living in urban poverty hold dreams that motivate them through survival. This book review aims to provide an overview of Ralph’s work while offering intriguing reflections.

Keywords

Urban Poverty, Gangs, Gang Violence, Dream, Despair, Counter Narrative

Author Bio(s)

Tiffany S. Aaron is a doctoral student at the University of Georgia's College of Education. Her research interests include social justice educational leadership, urban school improvement, and educational administration and supervision. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: tip.aaron@gmail.com.

Publication Date

5-1-2017

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
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