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Hidden Truth: Young Men Navigating Lives In and Out of Juvenile Prison

Adam Reich


This book 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. The author, who worked with inmates to produce a newspaper, writes 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. The book 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 p ... More

Keywords: Rhode Island, juvenile prison, masculinity, identity, inmates, young men, crime, social reproduction, outsider masculinity, insider masculinity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780520262669
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520262669.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam Reich, author