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Act your age! : a cultural construction of adolescence

Author: Nancy Lesko
Publisher: New York : Routledge Falmer, 2001.
Series: Critical social thought.
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Act Your Age examines and questions our tendency to label our youths as both endangered and dangerous creatures. Lesko analyzes both historical and present social and political factors that produce the presumed "natural adolescent." She also examines the concerns of nationalism, sexuality, and social order in terms of how they are projected onto the definitions of adolescents in the media, in schools, and in the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Lesko
ISBN: 0415928338 9780415928335 0415928346 9780415928342
OCLC Number: 44650869
Description: xii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Troubling teenagers --
Up and down the great chain of being: progress and degeneration in children, race, and nation --
Making adolescence at the turn of the century: romancing and administering youth --
Back to the future: model middle schools recirculate fin-de-siècle ideas --
Time matters in adolescence --
"Before their time": teenage mothers violate the order of proper development --
Our guys/good guys: playing with high school athletic privilege and power --
When the romance is gone ... youth development in new times --
Cutting free from the great chain of being: toward untimely teenagers.
Series Title: Critical social thought.
Responsibility: Nancy Lesko.
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Act Your Age! examines the making of adolescence at the turn of the twentieth century and the way fears and programmatic responses are re-invented as new today.  Read more...

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