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Youth and Society, Third Edition
The Long and Winding Road
By Vappu Tyyskä
In this essential third edition, Vappu Tyyskä examines the challenges faced by today’s young people through a critical lens. Difficult questions related to such issues as employment, education, social pressure, identity, and crime are explored by Tyyskä as she paints a fascinating picture of modern youth in three countries: Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. The author explores the negative stereotypes surrounding young people, and argues that it is time to contextualize our understanding of youth by addressing the underlying social, economic, and political issues they face.
Each of the ten revised chapters begins with a list of key learning objectives and ends with discussion questions to aid in the learning process and stimulate critical thinking. This new edition incorporates updated statistics, comprehensive tables, and revised narratives in which the author explores topics pertinent to today’s youth such as the influence of social media, eating disorders, and recent changes to the juvenile justice system.
Table of Contents
AcknowledgementsPrefaceChapter 1: Concepts and TheoriesChapter 2: A History of Childhood and YouthChapter 3: Families and SocializationChapter 4: EducationChapter 5: WorkChapter 6: Sexuality and IntimacyChapter 7: Peers, Identity, Politics, and Youth CultureChapter 8: Crime and Moral RegulationChapter 9: HealthChapter 10: ConclusionsReferencesIndex
"Vappu Tyyskä continues to provide an indispensable introduction to the sociology of youth with the third edition of her book, Youth and Society. This edition adds topical material covering recent events and trends like the Occupy movement, social media, cyberbullying, neoliberalism, and Islamophobia, while still providing comprehensive coverage of the important landmark theories and research in this burgeoning field.— James Côté, University of Western Ontario
Adopt Youth and Society for your upcoming course and receive:
- a test bank containing multiple choice questions, true or false questions, short answer questions, and discussion questions for each chapter, and
- an Instructor's Manual containing suggested in-class activities, take-home assignments, online resources, and suggested films.
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