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Young men and women

  • Civic Life in the Information Ageby Stefanie Sanford

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 31.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • From Adolescence to Adulthood in the Vietnam Eraby Timothy J. Owens

    Springer 2008; US$ 109.00

    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...

  • Future Girlby Anita Harris

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 53.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • Generation Meby Jean M. Twenge

    Atria Books 2006; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • The Geographies of Young Peopleby Stuart C Aitken

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 69.95

    This book traces some of 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. 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...

  • Historical Influences on Lives and Agingby K. Warner Schaie; Glen Elder

    Springer Publishing Company 2005; US$ 95.00

    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...