Being Bad

Author: Crystal T. Laura
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807773395
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Being Bad will change the way you think about the social and academic worlds of Black boys. In a poignant and harrowing journey from systems of education to systems of criminal justice, the author follows her brother, Chris, who has been designated a “bad kid” by his school, a “person of interest” by the police, and a “gangster” by society. Readers first meet Chris in a Chicago jail, where he is being held in connection with a string of street robberies. We then learn about Chris through insiders’ accounts that stretch across time to reveal key events preceding this tragic moment. Together, these stories explore such timely issues as the under-education of Black males, the place and importance of scapegoats in our culture, the on-the-ground reality of zero tolerance, the role of mainstream media in constructing Black masculinity, and the critical relationships between schools and prisons. No other book combines rigorous research, personal narrative, and compelling storytelling to examine the educational experiences of young Black males. Book Features: The natural history of an African American teenager navigating a labyrinth of social worlds. A detailed, concrete example of the school-to-prison pipeline phenomenon. Rare insightsof an African American family making sense of, and healing from, school wounds. Suggested resources of reliable places where educators can learn and do more. “Other books have focusedon the school-to-prison pipeline or the educational experiences of young African American males, but I know of none that bring the combination of rigorous research, up-close personal vantage point, and skilled storytelling provided by Laura in Being Bad.” —Gregory Michie, chicago public school teacher, author of Holler If You Hear Me, senior research associate at the Center for Policy Studies and Social Justice, Concordia University Chicago “Refusing to separate the threads that bind the oppressive fabric of contemporary urban life, Laura has crafted a story that is at once astutely critical, funny, engaging, tearful, dialogue-filled, profoundly theoretical, despairing, and filled with hope. Being Bad is a challenge and a gift to students, families, policymakers, soon-to-be teachers, social workers, and ethnographers.” —Michelle Fine, distinguished professor, Graduate Center, CUNY "Perhaps more than any other study on this topic, this book brings to life the complicated, fleshed, lived experience of those most directly and collaterally impacted by the politics of schooling and its relationship to our growing prison nation.” —Garrett Albert Duncan, associate professor of Education and African & African-American Studies, Washington University in St. Louis

Black Sheep The Hidden Benefits of Being Bad

Author: Richard Stephens
Publisher: John Murray
ISBN: 1473610826
Format: PDF
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Richard Stephens became the focus of international media attention in 2009 for his research on the psychological benefits of swearing as a response to pain. Now, fresh from winning the 2014 Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize, Richard's first popular science book uncovers other pieces of surprising and occasionally bizarre scientific enquiry showing that what we at first perceive as bad can, in fact, be good. More pub conversation than science book, Richard's writing style is very accessible - both engaging and humorous. Think wasting time is bad? Not always! Research shows that taking time out can help you solve difficult problems. And if you can't be bothered tidying up, well fine, research shows that people are more creative in a messy environment. Swearing is rude but research shows that in some situations it can be a form of politeness. Swearing can also be used as a tool of persuasion. Black Sheep casts a slant on a range of human experiences from life to death, sex to romance, from speed thrills to halting boredom and from drinking alcohol (in moderation) to headily excessive bad language. This is a fascinating left-field tour of the world of psychological science. Get ready for the many hidden benefits of being bad that you really won't have seen coming.

It s Not Easy Being Bad

Author: Cynthia Voigt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442489200
Format: PDF
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Now that they’re in seventh grade, Mikey and Margalo decide it’s time to be popular—or at least, time to be less unpopular. The trouble is, typical, normal kids are what work in junior high, and if there’s one thing Mikey and Margalo aren’t, it’s typical and normal. Mikey’s first attempt to crack seventh grade society ends, predictably, in disaster, but, undaunted, the friends persevere. They’ve got the will, they’ve got the smarts, and most importantly, they’ve got each other. What chance does junior high have against the Bad Girls?

Being Bad

Author: Crystal T. Laura
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807773395
Format: PDF, Docs
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Being Bad will change the way you think about the social and academic worlds of Black boys. In a poignant and harrowing journey from systems of education to systems of criminal justice, the author follows her brother, Chris, who has been designated a “bad kid” by his school, a “person of interest” by the police, and a “gangster” by society. Readers first meet Chris in a Chicago jail, where he is being held in connection with a string of street robberies. We then learn about Chris through insiders’ accounts that stretch across time to reveal key events preceding this tragic moment. Together, these stories explore such timely issues as the under-education of Black males, the place and importance of scapegoats in our culture, the on-the-ground reality of zero tolerance, the role of mainstream media in constructing Black masculinity, and the critical relationships between schools and prisons. No other book combines rigorous research, personal narrative, and compelling storytelling to examine the educational experiences of young Black males. Book Features: The natural history of an African American teenager navigating a labyrinth of social worlds. A detailed, concrete example of the school-to-prison pipeline phenomenon. Rare insightsof an African American family making sense of, and healing from, school wounds. Suggested resources of reliable places where educators can learn and do more. “Other books have focusedon the school-to-prison pipeline or the educational experiences of young African American males, but I know of none that bring the combination of rigorous research, up-close personal vantage point, and skilled storytelling provided by Laura in Being Bad.” —Gregory Michie, chicago public school teacher, author of Holler If You Hear Me, senior research associate at the Center for Policy Studies and Social Justice, Concordia University Chicago “Refusing to separate the threads that bind the oppressive fabric of contemporary urban life, Laura has crafted a story that is at once astutely critical, funny, engaging, tearful, dialogue-filled, profoundly theoretical, despairing, and filled with hope. Being Bad is a challenge and a gift to students, families, policymakers, soon-to-be teachers, social workers, and ethnographers.” —Michelle Fine, distinguished professor, Graduate Center, CUNY "Perhaps more than any other study on this topic, this book brings to life the complicated, fleshed, lived experience of those most directly and collaterally impacted by the politics of schooling and its relationship to our growing prison nation.” —Garrett Albert Duncan, associate professor of Education and African & African-American Studies, Washington University in St. Louis

Playing at Being Bad

Author: Michael Ungar
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 1551992027
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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“Our most troubled youth are far more resilient and healthy than we are ready to admit. If we take the time to listen very closely to our children speak about their experiences beyond our front doors, we hear an entirely different story about their lives than the one we adults tell.” Unlike many other books about difficult kids that reflect the wisdom of adults, this one explores the truth of adolescence. It builds on recent explorations of youth such as Mary Pipher’s Reviving Ophelia, Judith Rich Harris’ The Nurture Assumption, and William Pollack’s Real Boys. It examines emerging trends in psychology, as well as recent innovations in work with our most unhealthy young people. Playing at Being Bad offers particular insight for parents, teachers, and caregivers of troubled youth just beginning, or already stuck in, patterns of delinquency, drug or alcohol addiction, sexual promiscuity, violence, suicide, depression, and truancy. This book tells the story of the teens Ungar worked with for more than fifteen years, taking a close look at the crises kids face, while exploring the important role that adults can play in keeping dangerous and delinquent youth from drifting further into trouble. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Good at Being Bad

Author: Codi Gary
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548483449
Format: PDF, Kindle
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When it comes to love, quintessential nice guy Michael Stevens always finishes last. Packing up his struggling computer business to start over somewhere besides small town Rock Canyon is the best plan he's got-until a beautiful stranger in need of a tech miracle stops him in his tracks. A nice guy won't get this girl, but to transform into a brooding bad boy, he's going to need an expert's help. And there's no one badder in town than Ellie Willis. Ellie has spent two years trying to clean up a reputation that won't ever recover from her damaging past. Branded by her mistakes, she's desperate for an extreme makeover. When Mike asks her for lessons in running wild, she has a deal of her own in mind. She'll help him dirty up his rep if he'll help clean up hers. But as the two embark on quid pro quo relationship, Ellie can't deny the attraction neither of them saw coming. Never has it felt more wrong to do the right thing. Can she show Mike that it's better to find someone who accepts who you really are? Or will she always just be good at being bad?

Being Good at Being Bad

Author: Jose Rosado
Publisher: Infinity Pub
ISBN: 9780741442482
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book addresses the factors that contribute to the detriment of our troubled teens including: Home ¿ abuse, neglect, parental substance abuse and broken homes. Community ¿ drugs, violence, gangs and the entertainment industry. Schools ¿ low expectations and school violence.As they experience failure in these three crucial areas, troubled teens take on a being good at being bad attitude to gain status within their subculture.The book delivers a powerful message regarding the issues and provides strategies that could lead to overcoming the negative trends. It will push you to question the status quo and political barriers that perpetuate this lifestyle.

Perfectionism

Author: Miriam Elliott, Ph.D.
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781435265981
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Discusses the dangers of being a perfectionist, with tips for easing up on oneself, gaining control over life, and getting professional help.

Being Bad

Author: Leigh Osmond
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781520691237
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"Being Bad" is more than a multicultural tale of love, hate, sex and crime. It opens a door so private, shows moments so shocking, reveals truths so personal that readers will need to be wrapped in blankets while reading it. This crime thriller uses one hundred and seven thousand words to add color to the grey areas of human existence. It tells the story of five main characters desperately trying to save a loved one. So deep is their love, so blind is their desire to help her, that crime, though not their forte becomes their life. As a result, death weaves its way through their social network, threatening to reward their efforts with failure. If only they had learned about betrayal, drugs, murder, sadomasochism and international money laundering at school.For fifteen years their town was just a quaint community. Today, the unspeakable underworld of international criminality is knocking at their gate in the form of Alrick "the devil" Markland. They fear that their lives may be left upside down if the devil has his way, so they have decided to fight fire with fire. They have more in their corner than the devil thinks, but is it enough? Their predicament takes them across Jamaica through Britain and onto American soil.Alrick unleashes a world of pain on their network. He is intent on punishing those responsible for betraying him. They beg him to stop, because they too are searching for the truth behind the mishap that upset him. However, their pleas fall on deaf ears. Alrick is executing people without a care in the world. The outcome will be unbridled warfare across international borders. Sapphire and the guerrillas, help bring the enemy to his knees but, unfortunately, the battle scars them. Even those who are good at being bad know that death is an ever present danger. They have no layers to their criminality that their enemies cannot uncover. They have no army at their disposal that is too powerful to be overpowered. Their wits and determination helps them but the price they have to pay is great.

The Risk of Being

Author: Michael Gelven
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271039086
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Risk of Being attempts to forge a new language and a new way of reasoning about what it is like to be good and bad by focusing on existential phenomena that reveal what it means to be good and bad. It is thus a work that cannot be located among or compared to the more traditional theories of ethics or morality. What distinguishes this inquiry is not only the use of existential themes, such as outrage, temptation, and corruption, but the reasoning itself in an existential critique, which allows us to consider how and what we think as well as feel about being good and bad&—the logos and pathos of these existential phenomena&—and thus provides an access to the question about the reality of good and bad. Recognizing that we have done wrong may induce frustrated responses, such as, &"How could I have been so stupid?&" or &"Why was I so weak? &" or even, &"What has become of me? &" These reactions, Gelven argues, point to folly, weakness, and corruption as ways of being bad, which can then be countered in phenomena such as judgment, courage, and integrity of character, as ways of being good. The analyses of these phenomena can reveal a great deal of existential understanding that no mere ethical or moral approach can offer. The emphasis is on understanding that &"good&" and &"bad&" are not mere axiological terms, but can refer to ways of existing. By careful analysis, these ways can be forced to reveal the truth about goodness and badness. As Gelven's argument proceeds to show not only what it is &"like&" to be good and bad, but also what the reality of being good and bad must be, he offers new and often unorthodox insights into one of the great philosophical issues challenging the thinking mind.