Book Review: Smart and Sassy: The Strengths of Inner-City Black Girls. Joyce West Stevens, New York, Oxford University Press; 2002. 214 pp

Book Review: Smart and Sassy: The Strengths of Inner-City Black Girls. Joyce West Stevens, New... P1: ZBU Sex Roles [sers] pp671-sers-454962 October 30, 2002 17:47 Style file version June 3rd, 2002 ° C Sex Roles, Vol. 47, Nos. 3/4, August 2002 ( 2002) Book Review Smart and Sassy: The Strengths of Inner-City of her study into a work that consequently does not Black Girls. Joyce West Stevens, New York, reduce them to objects. Whereas Ladner’s question Oxford University Press; 2002. 214 pp. was “How do [Black female adolescents] define re- ality?” (xii), Steven transforms a sociological ques- The author of this text applies interdisciplinary tion into a social work question by asking “How can analysis to examine the thoughts and actions of young, we utilize theoretical tools to understand better how Black women in order to inform practitioners in the Black female adolescents define reality so that we field of social work. Her work, though focused with may be of better use to them as social servants?” One specific purpose and audience, has value to those in value of Stevens’ work is that she moves philosoph- a wide range of study and practice. Professor Joyce ical questions toward finding practical answers and West Stevens employs her 30 years of field experi- applications. ence in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Book Review: Smart and Sassy: The Strengths of Inner-City Black Girls. Joyce West Stevens, New York, Oxford University Press; 2002. 214 pp

Sex Roles , Volume 47 (4) – Oct 13, 2004
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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2002 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Subject
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
0360-0025
eISSN
1573-2762
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1021055324350
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P1: ZBU Sex Roles [sers] pp671-sers-454962 October 30, 2002 17:47 Style file version June 3rd, 2002 ° C Sex Roles, Vol. 47, Nos. 3/4, August 2002 ( 2002) Book Review Smart and Sassy: The Strengths of Inner-City of her study into a work that consequently does not Black Girls. Joyce West Stevens, New York, reduce them to objects. Whereas Ladner’s question Oxford University Press; 2002. 214 pp. was “How do [Black female adolescents] define re- ality?” (xii), Steven transforms a sociological ques- The author of this text applies interdisciplinary tion into a social work question by asking “How can analysis to examine the thoughts and actions of young, we utilize theoretical tools to understand better how Black women in order to inform practitioners in the Black female adolescents define reality so that we field of social work. Her work, though focused with may be of better use to them as social servants?” One specific purpose and audience, has value to those in value of Stevens’ work is that she moves philosoph- a wide range of study and practice. Professor Joyce ical questions toward finding practical answers and West Stevens employs her 30 years of field experi- applications. ence in

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