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The Resource Act your age! : a cultural construction of adolescence, Nancy Lesko

Act your age! : a cultural construction of adolescence, Nancy Lesko

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Act your age! : a cultural construction of adolescence
Title
Act your age!
Title remainder
a cultural construction of adolescence
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Lesko
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Are our current ways of talking about "the problem of adolescence" really that different than those of past generations? For the past decade, Act Your Age! has provided a provocative and now classic analysis of the accepted ways of viewing teens. By employing a groundbreaking "history of the present" methodology that resists traditional chronology, author Nancy Lesko analyzes both historical and present social and political factors that produce the presumed "natural adolescent." This resulting seminal work in the field of youth study forces readers to rethink the dominant interpretations on the social construction of adolescence from the 19th century through the present day. This new edition is updated throughout and includes a full new chapter on 1950s-era assumptions about adolescence and the corresponding connections to teens today. As in all chapters, Lesko provides careful examination of the concerns of nationalism, sexuality, and social order in terms of how they are projected onto the definitions of adolescents in the media, in schools, and in the home"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lesko, Nancy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The critical social thought series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Adolescence
Label
Act your age! : a cultural construction of adolescence, Nancy Lesko
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: troubling teenagers -- Up and down the great chain of being: progress and degeneration in children, race, and nation -- Making adolescence at the turn of the century: romancing and administering youth -- Back to the future: model Middle Schols recirculate Fin-de-Sièle ideas -- Time matters in adolescence -- Cold war containments: freedom, youth, and identity in the 1950s -- "Before their time": teenage mothers violate the order of proper development -- Our guys/good guys: playing with high school athletic privilege and power -- When the romance is gone -- youth development in new times -- Cutting free from the great chain of being: toward untimely teenagers
Control code
ocn759491787
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
xiv, 232 p.
Isbn
9780415887625
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011043122
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)759491787
Label
Act your age! : a cultural construction of adolescence, Nancy Lesko
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: troubling teenagers -- Up and down the great chain of being: progress and degeneration in children, race, and nation -- Making adolescence at the turn of the century: romancing and administering youth -- Back to the future: model Middle Schols recirculate Fin-de-Sièle ideas -- Time matters in adolescence -- Cold war containments: freedom, youth, and identity in the 1950s -- "Before their time": teenage mothers violate the order of proper development -- Our guys/good guys: playing with high school athletic privilege and power -- When the romance is gone -- youth development in new times -- Cutting free from the great chain of being: toward untimely teenagers
Control code
ocn759491787
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
xiv, 232 p.
Isbn
9780415887625
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011043122
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)759491787

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