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Young men and women

  • Redundant Masculinitiesby Linda McDowell

    Wiley 2011; US$ 92.95

    Failing at school, disadvantaged in a changing labour market, and characterized by policy-makers as thugs, young men are said by some to be experiencing a crisis of masculinity. In Redundant Masculinities? Linda McDowell, known for her path-breaking work on gender relations and identities, investigates this crisis as it relates to young working-class... 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...

  • 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...

  • Wannabes, Goths, and Christiansby Amy C. Wilkins

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 29.00

    On college campuses and in high school halls, being white means being boring. Since whiteness is the mainstream, white kids lack a cultural identity that?s exotic or worth flaunting. To remedy this, countless white youths across the country are now joining more outré subcultures like the Black- and Puerto Rican?dominated hip-hop scene, the glamorously... 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...

  • On the Frontier of Adulthoodby Richard A. Settersten Jr.; Frank F. Furstenberg; Rubén G. Rumbaut

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    On the Frontier of Adulthood reveals a startling new fact: adulthood no longer begins when adolescence ends. A lengthy period before adulthood, often spanning the twenties and even extending into the thirties, is now devoted to further education, job exploration, experimentation in romantic relationships, and personal development. Pathways into... more...

  • On Your Own without a Netby D. Wayne Osgood; E. Michael Foster; Constance Flanagan; Gretchen R. Ruth

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    In the decade after high school, young people continue to rely on their families in many ways-sometimes for financial support, sometimes for help with childcare, and sometimes for continued shelter. But what about those young people who confront special difficulties during this period, many of whom can count on little help from their families? ... more...

  • The Dumbest Generationby Mark Bauerlein

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    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 impact... 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 US 2008; US$ 129.00

    Children born during the post-WWII era of peace and prosperity entered history at a time dominated by I-Like-Ike politics and domestic security. As they approached adolescence, however, their world was shaken by major cultural, economic, social, and political upheaval. And although it was time of great innovation and progress, a sense of chaos and... more...