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Teen issues in S.E. Hinton's The outsiders

Author: David E Nelson
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2012.
Series: Social issues in literature.; At issue., Teen issues.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Explores S.E. Hinton's classic novel The Outsiders through the lens of teen issues. The text discusses a variety of topics, including Hinton's life and influences, whether the novel offers an overly romanticized view of teen life, and whether social bonds are important for economically disadvantaged teens. The book also explores contemporary perspectives on teen issues, such as a look at modern teen class divisions  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult literature
Named Person: S E Hinton; S E Hinton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David E Nelson
ISBN: 9780737758092 0737758090 9780737758108 0737758104
OCLC Number: 744303202
Description: 161 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Background on S.E. Hinton --
The outsiders and teen issues --
Contemporary perspectives on teen issues. Ch. 1: Background on S.E. Hinton. The life and works of S.E. Hinton / J. Sydney Jones ; S.E. Hinton on The Outsiders and young adult literature of the 1960s / S.E. Hinton, as told to Lisa Ehrichs ; Hinton on her work and its adaptation to film / S.E. Hinton and Anne Commire ; The Outsiders continues to touch young adults In the twenty-first century / Connie Ogle --
Ch. 2: The Outsiders and teen issues. The genius of The Outsiders is in its honesty about violence and danger in teens' lives / Stephanie Zacharek ; The Outsiders gives an unrealistic, romanticized view of teen life / Michael Malone ; The Outsiders demonstrates how teens can transcend socioeconomic class divisions / Michael Perlman ; The Outsiders reinforces the existing social order / Eric L. Tribunella ; The Outsiders offers a nuanced critique of class mobility and gender identity / June Pulliam ; Opulence to decadence : The Outsiders and Less than zero / Ellen A. Seay ; The Outsiders argues that peer brotherhood is the essential social bond for the disenfranchised / Lizzie Skurnick ; Teachers find The Outsiders ideal for addressing adolescent alienation and class conflict / Michael Modleski --
Ch. 3: Contemporary perspectives on teen issues. Poverty and desperation drive some parents to abandon their teen children / Nordette Adams ; Indulgent parenting among the privileged causes teen anxiety and depression / Lori Gottlieb ; An epidemic of teen violence / Jane Velez-Mitchell ; Trends in teen suicide / Jessica Partner.
Series Title: Social issues in literature.; At issue., Teen issues.
Responsibility: David E. Nelson, Book Editor.

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"Explores S.E. Hinton's classic novel The Outsiders through the lens of teen issues. The text discusses a variety of topics, including Hinton's life and influences, whether the novel offers an overly romanticized view of teen life, and whether social bonds are important for economically disadvantaged teens. The book also explores contemporary perspectives on teen issues, such as a look at modern teen class divisions and the relationship between parenting, masculinity, and teen violence"--The publisher.

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