By Nancy Lesko
Are our present methods of speaking approximately "the challenge of formative years" quite that diverse than these of prior generations? For the previous decade, Act Your Age! has supplied a provocative and now vintage research of the authorised methods of viewing youngsters. by means of applying a groundbreaking "history of the current" technique that resists conventional chronology, writer Nancy Lesko analyzes either historic and current social and political components that produce the presumed "natural adolescent." This ensuing seminal paintings within the box of sweet sixteen examine forces readers to reconsider the dominant interpretations at the social development of youth from the nineteenth century throughout the current day.
This re-creation is up to date all through and incorporates a complete new bankruptcy on 1950s-era assumptions approximately early life and the corresponding connections to adolescents this present day. As in all chapters, Lesko offers cautious exam of the worries of nationalism, sexuality, and social order by way of how they're projected onto the definitions of youth within the media, in faculties, and within the home.
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Act Your Age!: A Cultural Construction of Adolescence (Critical Social Thought) by Nancy Lesko