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  • 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...

  • The Geography of Young Peopleby Stuart C Aitken

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 69.95

    The Geographies of Young People traces the changing scientific and societal notions of what it is to be a young person, and argues that there is a need to rethink how we view childhood spaces, child development and the politics of growing up. This book brings coherency to the growing field of children's geographies by arguing that although most of... 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...

  • Young Europeans, Work and Familyby Julia Brannen; Susan Lewis; Anne Nilsen

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 196.00

    Based on qualitative research carried out with young people aged from 18 to 30 in five European countries, Young Europeans, Work and Family examines young people's pathways to adulthood, and their perspectives on their future work and family lives. This enlightening book investigates young people from a range of social classes and at various... more...

  • Future Girlby Anita Harris

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 53.95

    Anita Harris creates a realistic portrait of the "new girl" that has appeared in the twenty-first century--she may still play with Barbie, but she is also likely to play soccer or basketball, be assertive and may even be sexually aware, if not active. Building on this new definition, Harris explores the many key areas central to the lives of girls... 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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 110.00

    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 Group US 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...

  • Young People and Politics in the UKby David Marsh; Dr Therese O'Toole; Su Jones

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 115.00

    This book examines how young people understand and live politics, using innovative research methods. It treats age, class, gender and ethnicity as political 'lived experiences'. It concludes that young people are alienated, rather than apathetic, and that their interests and concerns are rarely addressed within mainstream political institutions. more...

  • The Pirate's Dilemmaby Matt Mason

    Free Press 2008; US$ 18.99

    It started with punk. Hip-hop, rave, graffiti, and gaming took it to another level, and now modern technology has made the ideas and innovations of youth culture increasingly intimate and increasingly global at the same time. In The Pirate's Dilemma , VICE magazine's Matt Mason -- poised to become the Malcolm Gladwell of the iPod Generation... more...