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Young men and women

  • Redundant Masculinitiesby Linda McDowell

    Wiley 2011; US$ 92.95

    Redundant Masculinities? investigates the links between the so-called 'crisis of masculinity' and contemporary changes in the labour market through the lives of young working class men. Allows the voices of poorly-educated young men to be heard. Looks at how the labour market is changing. Emphasises the social construction of gender and racial identities.... more...

  • Guylandby Michael Kimmel

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    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$ 25.00

    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... 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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 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...