Sociology of Youth
The Body Project
An Intimate History of American Girls
Paperback ISBN: 0679735291
Based on candid journal entries and photographs, the author of Fasting Girls explains how growing up female has changed over the past century and argues that American girls have come to define themselves more and more through their bodies. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
Paperback ISBN: 0743254430
Coming of age in the midst of the Bronx drug trade, nineteen-year-old Jessica, fourteen-year-old Coco, and their lovers experience budding sexuality, teen parenthood, and gang identity, in a social examination of the challenges of family life in the face of violence. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A.
Paperback ISBN: 0743276914
A former L.A. gang member describes his experiences in that world, recounting the sense of security and power found in a gang and the grim reality of violence and poverty, in an updated edition of his award-winning memoir, which features a new introduction by the author. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
The Freedom Writers Diary
How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them
Paperback ISBN: 038549422x
A true account of a teacher who confronted a room of "at-risk" students details their life-changing journey and includes diary excerpts
The Five Love Languages of Teenagers
Paperback ISBN: 1881273393
The Five Love Languages of Teenagers contains very practical guidance on how to express the teen's primary love language, how to teach them appropriate responsibility, and how to properly handle both parental and teen anger. It is a tangible resource for stemming the tide of violence, immorality, and despair engulfing many teens today.
LA Vida Loca : Gang Days in L.A.
Paperback ISBN: 0671882317
A former L.A. gang member describes his experiences in that world, recounting the sense of security and power found in a gang and the grim reality of violence and poverty. Reprint. 60,000 first printing. Tour. NYT.
Evolutionary, Cultural and Developmental Perspectives
Paperback ISBN: 1138920630
As our world becomes increasingly permeable, and as human populations are rapidly converging and transitioning within a global interconnectedness, it is vital that we look to, and learn from, those most adept at the adaptation, creation, and contesting of culture: adolescents. This text is designed to bridge critical gaps in the understanding of the daily lives, identity development, and experiences of adolescents in diverse cultures around the world. Cultural context is predictive of developmental uniqueness; comparisons provide insights into how social structures and relationships influence the manifestation of individual patterns of development and experience. In quantitative and qualitative detail, the contributors relate the nature of adolescent life to cultural, biological, ecological, demographic, and social variables. The findings of this book will be relevant not only to other social anthropologists, but also to sociologists and developmental/educational psychologists.
Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope
Paperback ISBN: 1118230477
In this moving and inspirational book from Covenant House, six extraordinary young people share their personal stories of living life alone on streets and how they dealt with such issues as drug addiction, family violence, prostitution, rejection based out on sexual orientation and teen parenthood. Original.
The App Generation
How Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World
Paperback ISBN: 0300209347
" No one has failed to notice that the current generation of youth is deeply-some would say totally-involved with digital media. Professors Howard Gardner and Katie Davis name today's young people The App Generation, and in this spellbinding book they explore what it means to be "app-dependent" versus "app-enabled" and how life for this generation differs from life before the digital era. Gardner and Davis are concerned with three vital areas of adolescent life: identity, intimacy, and imagination. Through innovative research, including interviews of young people, focus groups of those who work with them, and a unique comparison of youthful artistic productions before and after the digital revolution, the authors uncover the drawbacks of apps: they mayforeclose a sense of identity, encourage superficial relations with others, and stunt creative imagination. On the other hand, the benefits of apps are equally striking: they can promote a strong sense of identity, allow deep relationships, and stimulatecreativity. The challenge is to venture beyond the ways that apps are designed to be used, Gardner and Davis conclude, and they suggest how the power of apps can be a springboard to greater creativity and higher aspirations"--
A True Story of High School Revenge
Paperback ISBN: 0380723336
Relates the true story of a group of Florida teenagers who banded together to murder the high school bully on the edge of the Everglades and explores their reactions--and those of their families--after they were caught