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  • 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$ 9.99

    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...

  • 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 dazzling... more...

  • Young Women in Japanby Kaori H. Okano

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Young women in Japan: Transitions to adulthood received a CHOICE "Outstanding Academic Title of the Year 2010" award from the American Library Association. This book examines young women in Japan, focusing in particular on their transitions to adulthood, their conceptions of adulthood and relations with Japanese society more generally. Drawing... 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...

  • Generation Me - Revised and Updatedby Jean M. Twenge

    Atria Books 2006; US$ 17.00

    The Associated Press calls them "The Entitlement Generation," and they are storming into schools, colleges, and businesses all over the country. They are today's young people, a new generation with sky-high expectations and a need for constant praise and fulfillment. In this provocative new book, headline-making psychologist and social commentator... more...

  • Urban Nightscapesby Paul Chatterton; Robert Hollands

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 73.95

    In many western cities, urban nightlife is experiencing a 'McDonaldisation', where big branded names are taking over large parts of downtown areas, leaving consumers with an increasingly standardised experience. This book takes a new look at this rapidly changing aspect of urban life, examining the relationships between young adults, nightlife and... more...

  • Youth, Education and Riskby Peter Dwyer; Johanna Wyn

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 67.95

    Youth, Education and Risk: Facing the Future provides a provocative and valuable insight into how the dramatic social and economic changes of the last twenty years have affected the lives of Western youth. Covering young people's attitudes towards relationships and health, the authors provide a comprehensive perspective on young people in Western... more...

  • Young, Free and Single?by Dr Sue Heath; Dr Elizabeth Cleaver

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 115.00

    In the context of the ongoing destandardization of young people's lives, this book explores changing patterns of household formation amongst contemporary 20-somethings and the implications of these changes for the ways in which they relate to friends, parents and partners. The book points to the growing polarization between the experiences of graduates... more...

  • Generation Debtby Anya Kamenetz

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    Generation Debt offers a truly gripping account of how young Americans are being ground down by low wages, high taxes, huge student loans, sky-high housing prices, not to mention the impending retirement of their baby boomer parents. Twenty-four-year-old Anya Kamenetz examines this issue from every angle and provides a riveting, rousing manifesto... more...