Friendship, Love, And Hip Hop: An Ethnography Of African American Men In Psychiatric Custody (Culture, Mind, And Society)

Friendship, Love, And Hip Hop: An Ethnography Of African American Men In Psychiatric Custody (Culture, Mind, And Society)

Friendship, Love, and Hip Hop: An Ethnography of African American Men in Psychiatric Custody (Culture, Mind, and Society)

Friendship, Love, and Hip Hop investigates how young Black men live and change inside a mental institution in contemporary America. While the youth in Hejtmanek's study face the rigidity of institutionalized life, they also productively maneuver through what the author analyzes as the 'give' - friendship, love, and hip hop - in the system.

Review

"This remarkable study takes us deep into the intersection of custody and race in the United States and offers a fresh and surprising perspective. By becoming a full-time resident at the treatment facility she studied, Hejtmanek goes where most institutional ethnographers have not. A must-read for anyone interested in the meaning of confinement." - Lorna A Rhodes, Professor Emeritus, University of Washington, USA, and author of Total Confinement: Madness and Reason in the Maximum Security Prison (2004) and Emptying Beds: The Work of An Emergency Psychiatric Unit (1995)

"With Friendship, Love, and Hip Hop, Hejtmanek has written the definitive ethnographic study on the psychiatric implications of a society organized around particular (and particularly biased) assumptions about race, gender, and the potentially therapeutic value of...

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