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The Resource A murder over a girl : justice, gender, junior high, Ken Corbett

A murder over a girl : justice, gender, junior high, Ken Corbett

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A murder over a girl : justice, gender, junior high
Title
A murder over a girl
Title remainder
justice, gender, junior high
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Ken Corbett
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A psychologist's gripping, troubling, and moving exploration of the brutal murder of a possibly transgender middle school student by an eighth grade classmate. On Feb. 12, 2008, at E.O. Green Junior High in Oxnard, CA, 14-year-old Brandon McInerney shot and killed his classmate, Larry King, who had recently begun to call himself "Leticia" and wear makeup and jewelry to school. Profoundly shaken by the news, and unsettled by media coverage that sidestepped the issues of gender identity and of race integral to the case, psychologist Ken Corbett traveled to LA to attend the trial. As visions of victim and perpetrator were woven and unwoven in the theater of the courtroom, a haunting picture emerged not only of the two young teenagers, but also of spectators altered by an atrocity and of a community that had unwittingly gestated a murder. Drawing on firsthand observations, extensive interviews and research, as well as on his decades of academic work on gender and sexuality, Corbett holds each murky facet of this case up to the light, exploring the fault lines of memory and the lacunae of uncertainty behind facts. Deeply compassionate, and brimming with wit and acute insight, A Murder Over a Girl is a riveting and stranger-than-fiction drama of the human psyche"--
  • "On Feb. 12, 2008, at E.O. Green Junior High in Oxnard, CA, 14-year-old Brandon McInerney shot and killed his classmate, Larry King, who had recently begun to call himself "Leticia" and wear makeup and jewelry to school. Profoundly shaken by the news, and unsettled by media coverage that sidestepped the issues of gender identity and of race integral to the case, psychologist Ken Corbett traveled to LA to attend the trial. As visions of victim and perpetrator were woven and unwoven in the theater of the courtroom, a haunting picture emerged not only of the two young teenagers, but also of spectators altered by an atrocity and of a community that had unwittingly gestated a murder. Drawing on firsthand observations, extensive interviews and research, as well as on his decades of academic work on gender and sexuality, Corbett holds each murky facet of this case up to the light, exploring the fault lines of memory and the lacunae of uncertainty behind facts. Deeply compassionate, and brimming with wit and acute insight, A Murder Over a Girl is a riveting and stranger-than-fiction drama of the human psyche"--
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A psychologist's gripping, troubling, and moving exploration of the brutal murder of a possibly transgender middle school student by an eighth grade classmate
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10472886
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Corbett, Ken
Dewey number
364.152/3092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • McInerney, Brandon David
  • Murder
  • School shootings
  • High school students
  • Transsexual students
  • Transsexual youth
  • Transgender youth
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
Target audience
adult
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justice, gender, junior high
Label
A murder over a girl : justice, gender, junior high, Ken Corbett
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn908628779
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780805099201
Lccn
2015023835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)908628779
Label
A murder over a girl : justice, gender, junior high, Ken Corbett
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn908628779
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780805099201
Lccn
2015023835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)908628779

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