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Young men and women

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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, 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...