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The modern age : turn-of-the-century American culture and the invention of adolescence

Author: Kent Baxter
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2008.
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The Modern Age examines the discourses that have come to characterize adolescence and argues that commonplace views of adolescents as impulsive, conflicted, and rebellious are constructions inspired by broader cultural anxieties that characterized American society in early-twentieth-century America. ℗¡ The idea of adolescence, argues Kent Baxter, came into being because it fulfilled specific historical and cultural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Baxter, Kent.
Modern age.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2008010013
(OCoLC)214063510
Named Person: Horatio Alger, Jr.; Edward Stratemeyer; Horatio Alger; Edward Stratemeyer
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kent Baxter
ISBN: 9780817380748 0817380744
OCLC Number: 609053821
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 185 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: New kids on the block : school reform, the juvenile court, and demographic change at the turn of the century --
G. Stanley Hall, Margaret Mead, and the invention of adolescence --
Every vigorous race : age and Indian reform movements --
Playing Indian : the rise and fall of the Woodcraft youth movements --
Teen reading at the turn of the century (part I) : Horatio Alger --
Teen reading at the turn of the century (part II) : Edward Stratemeyer.
Responsibility: Kent Baxter.

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