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  1. Act Your Age!

    A Cultural Construction of Adolescence, 2nd Edition

    By Nancy Lesko

    Series: Critical Social Thought

    Are our current ways of talking about "the problem of adolescence" really that different than those of past generations? For the past decade, Act Your Age! has provided a provocative and now classic analysis of the accepted ways of viewing teens. By employing a groundbreaking "history of the...

    Published March 20th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Body, Femininity and Nationalism

    Girls in the German Youth Movement 1900–1934

    By Marion E.P. de Ras

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

    This social and cultural history of girls in the German youth movements in the pre-Nazi era brings fascinating new light to bear on the history of the German youth movements. It contributes to our wider understanding of girlhood in the period, and investigates how mentalities, collective identities...

    Published February 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Cultural Significance of the Child Star

    By Jane Catherine O'Connor

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The child star is an iconic figure in Western society representing a growing cultural trend which idolises, castigates and fetishises the image of the perfect, innocent and beautiful child. In this book, Jane O’Connor explores the paradoxical status of the child star who is both adored and reviled...

    Published February 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  4. Young Chinese in Urban China

    By Alex Cockain

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    This book examines the condition of being a young person in China and the way in which changes in various dimensions of urban life have affected Chinese youths' quests to understand themselves. The author examines social factors such as changes in the physical construction of urban neighbourhoods;...

    Published November 27th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Learning to Liberate

    Community-Based Solutions to the Crisis in Urban Education

    By Vajra Watson

    Series: Critical Social Thought

    Few problems in education are as pressing as the severe crisis in urban schools. Though educators have tried a wide range of remedies, dismal results persist. This is especially true for low-income youth of color, who drop out of school—and into incarceration—at extremely high rates. The dual...

    Published November 15th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Keywords in Youth Studies

    Tracing Affects, Movements, Knowledges

    Edited by Nancy Lesko, Susan Talburt

    With recent attention to issues such as youth social exclusion, poverty, school underachievement, school violence, gang activity, sexuality, and youth’s interactions with media and the internet, youth studies has emerged as a significant interdisciplinary field. It has moved beyond its roots in...

    Published August 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  7. Making Music in Japan’s Underground

    The Tokyo Hardcore Scene

    By Jennifer Milioto Matsue

    Series: East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture

    Grounded in the fields of Ethnomusicology, Anthropology, Popular Music Studies, and Japanese Studies, this book explores the underground Tokyo hardcore scene, ultimately asking what play as resistance through performance of the scene tells us about Japanese society in general. Matsue highlights the...

    Published July 28th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Youth in the Former Soviet South

    Everyday Lives between Experimentation and Regulation

    Edited by Stefan B. Kirmse

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    This book offers the first comprehensive analysis of youth, in all its diversity, in Muslim Central Asia and the Caucasus. It brings together a range of academic perspectives, including media studies, Islamic studies, the sociology of youth, and social anthropology. While most discussions of youth...

    Published July 5th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Youth in Crisis?

    'Gangs', Territoriality and Violence

    Edited by Barry Goldson

    Few issues attract greater concern and censure than those that surround youth 'gangs'. Paradoxically, youth researchers have conventionally been reluctant to even use the term 'gang' but, more recently, such reluctance has receded. Indeed, it is increasingly claimed that – in particular urban...

    Published February 6th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Doing Justice to Young People

    Youth Crime and Social Justice

    By Roger Smith

    There is an impasse in current thinking about youth crime and justice, represented by punitive and harmful practices, and liberal objections to these processes on the other, based predominantly on arguments for ‘rehabilitation’. This book aims to arrive at an alternative strategy for resolving the...

    Published December 19th 2010 by Willan