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  1. The American Surfer

    Radical Culture and Capitalism

    By Kristin Lawler

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The image of surfing is everywhere in American popular culture – films, novels, television shows, magazines, newspaper articles, music, and especially advertisements. In this book, Kristin Lawler examines the surfer, one of the most significant and enduring archetypes in American popular culture,...

    Published September 5th 2012 by Routledge

  2. The Outside Child, In and Out of the Book

    By Christine Wilkie-Stibbs

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    The Outside Child, In and Out of the Book is situated at the intersection between children’s literature studies and childhood studies. In this provocative book, Christine Wilkie-Stibbs juxtaposes the narratives of literary and actual children/young adults to explore how Western culture has imagined...

    Published September 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  3. Popular Music in Evangelical Youth Culture

    By Stella Lau

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    Christian churches and groups within Anglo-American contexts have increasingly used popular music as a way to connect with young people. This book investigates the relationships between evangelical Christianity and popular music, focusing particularly on electronic dance music in the last twenty...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Children, Citizenship and Environment

    Nurturing a Democratic Imagination in a Changing World

    By Bronwyn Hayward

    Children growing up today are confronted by four difficult and intersecting challenges: dangerous environmental change, weakening democracies, growing social inequality, and a global economy marked by unprecedented youth unemployment and unsustainable resource extraction. Yet on streets everywhere,...

    Published June 21st 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 21st 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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 28th 2011 by Routledge

  9. 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 16th 2011 by Routledge

  10. 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 4th 2011 by Routledge