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  • Young Men and Masculinitiesby Victor J. Seidler

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 36.95

    In this book Victor J Seidler, one of the leading contributors to the growing debate about masculinities, turns his attention to the lives of young men and their understandings of themselves as gendered beings. By contextualizing their experiences and subjectivities within a rapidly globalizing world, Seidler pays particular attention to the impact... more...

  • The Damned and the Beautifulby Paula S. Fass

    Oxford University Press 1979; US$ 34.99

    Explores the changes that occurred as young people of the 1920s broke with nineteenth-century traditions, and assesses the impact of those changes on American life, then and now. more...

  • World According to Yby Rebecca Huntley

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 22.68

    Presenting an analysis into the 'troublesome' generation, this book investigates some of the most important topics affecting them, including their attitudes to sex, relationships, and marriage; consumerism and celebrity; body image; work; politics and religion. It also asks how they define happiness, and what they envisage for the future. more...

  • Civic Life in the Information Ageby Stefanie Sanford

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 31.00

    Defying the general belief that American citizenship is in decline, Sanford claims that Generation X is actually taking positions of civic leadership and authority as Baby Boomers retire. By exploring traditional instruments of social capital, civic culture and political science, she attempts to make us understand this maligned generation better. more...

  • Youth and Sexualitiesby Mary Louise Rasmussen; Eric Rofes; Susan Talburt

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 36.00

    A new collection that addresses the problematic pathologization of queer youth, this book argues that the majority of educators and youth workers still know little about queer youth's negotiations of identity and community. The contributors examine the dangerous effects of heteronormalizing practices, and look at how young people negotiate labels and... more...

  • Were You Raised by Wolves?by Christie Mellor

    HarperCollins 2008; US$ 12.99

    Perhaps, in your parents' eagerness to smooth life's bumpy road, they took such good care of you that you never learned how to be a self-sufficient human being. And now here you are, all grown up. What next? You may think you don't really need to know how to make a proper cup of coffee. You've never given much thought to your listening skills,... more...

  • From Adolescence to Adulthood in the Vietnam Eraby Timothy J. Owens

    Springer 2008; US$ 129.00

    Provides a study of the psychological and social worlds of male adolescents who were on the cusp of adulthood as the 1960s were ending. This longitudinal analysis follows adolescent boys who graduated with the class of 1969 and transitioned into adulthood either through military service, full-time employment, or college life. more...

  • Guylandby Michael Kimmel

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    The passage from adolescence to adulthood was once clear. Today, growing up has become more complex and confusing, as young men drift casually through college and beyond?hanging out, partying, playing with tech toys, watching sports. But beneath the appearance of a simple extended boyhood, a more dangerous social world has developed, far away from... more...

  • Historical Influences on Lives and Agingby K. Warner Schaie; Glen Elder

    Springer Publishing Company 2005; US$ 105.00

    This book focuses on the ways in which the life course of individuals is affected by the historical contexts in which they live. Editors Schaie and Elder, along with over twenty-five contributors, explore how historical events of varying degrees such as immigration, war, age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status can affect the immediate and long-term... more...

  • On the Makeby David Grazian

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    David Grazian’s riveting tour of downtown Philadelphia and its newly bustling nightlife scene reveals the city as an urban playground where everyone dabbles in games of chance and perpetrates elaborate cons. Entertainment in the city has evolved into a professional industry replete with set designers, stage directors, and method actors whose... more...