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  • 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$ 12.99

    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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 38.00

    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...

  • Civic Life in the Information Ageby Stefanie Sanford

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 33.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Young People's Leisure and Lifestylesby Anthony Glendenning; Leo Hendry; John Love; Janet Shucksmith

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 39.95

    Young People's Leisure and Lifestyles covers new ground in examining the importance of leisure in the socialization and self-identities of young people. It is in the realm of leisure that young people truly become themselves. Leisure time is the period when difference lifestyles can be tried and exchanged and self and group identities developed. more...

  • Generation Debtby Anya Kamenetz

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • The Dumbest Generationby Mark Bauerlein

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 12.99

    This shocking, surprisingly entertaining romp into the intellectual nether regions of today's underthirty set reveals the disturbing and, ultimately, incontrovertible truth: cyberculture is turning us into a society of know-nothings. The Dumbest Generation is a dire report on the intellectual life of young adults and a timely warning of its... more...

  • Young Citizens in the Digital Ageby Brian D. Loader

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 55.95

    A social anxiety currently pervades the political classes of the western world, arising from the perception that young people have become disaffected with liberal democratic politics. Voter turnout among 18-25 year olds continues to be lower than other age groups and they are less likely to join political parties. This is not, however, proof that... more...