Arrested Adulthood: The Changing Nature of Maturity and Identity

3.47 avg rating
( 15 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780814715987: Arrested Adulthood: The Changing Nature of Maturity and Identity
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Why are today's adults more like adolescents, in their dress and personal tastes, than ever before? Why do so many adults seem to drift and avoid responsibilities such as work and family? As the traditional family breaks down and marriage and child rearing are delayed, what makes a person an adult?

Many people in the industrial West are simply not "growing up" in the traditional sense. Instead, they pursue personal, individual fulfillment and emerge from a vague and prolonged youth into a vague and insecure adulthood. The transition to adulthood is becoming more hazardous, and the destination is becoming more difficult to reach, if it is reached at all.

Arrested Adulthood examines the variety of young people's responses to this new situation. James E. Côté shows us adults who allow the profit-driven industries of mass culture to provide the structure that is missing, as their lives become more individualistic and atomized. He also shows adults who resist anomie and build their world around their sense of personal connectedness to others. Finally, Côté provides a vision of a truly progressive society in which all members can develop their potentials apart from the influence of the market. In so doing, he gives us a clearer vision of what it means to be an adult and makes sense of the longest, but least understood period of the life course.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

JAMES E. CÔTÉ is Professor of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario and is the author of Generation on Hold: Coming of Age in the Late Twentieth Century (also available from NYU Press).

Review:

"Sociologists will appreciate [Côté's] attempt at showing the social and structural roots of and consequences for unbridled consumerism."

-Contemporary Sociology

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 26.00
US$ 24.92

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

James E. Cote
Published by New York University Press, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0814715982 ISBN 13: 9780814715987
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New York University Press, United States, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Why are today s adults more like adolescents, in their dress and personal tastes, than ever before? Why do so many adults seem to drift and avoid responsibilities such as work and family? As the traditional family breaks down and marriage and child rearing are delayed, what makes a person an adult?Many people in the industrial West are simply not growing up in the traditional sense. Instead, they pursue personal, individual fulfillment and emerge from a vague and prolonged youth into a vague and insecure adulthood. The transition to adulthood is becoming more hazardous, and the destination is becoming more difficult to reach, if it is reached at all.Arrested Adulthood examines the variety of young people s responses to this new situation. James E. Cote shows us adults who allow the profit-driven industries of mass culture to provide the structure that is missing, as their lives become more individualistic and atomized. He also shows adults who resist anomie and build their world around their sense of personal connectedness to others. Finally, Cote provides a vision of a truly progressive society in which all members can develop their potentials apart from the influence of the market. In so doing, he gives us a clearer vision of what it means to be an adult and makes sense of the longest, but least understood period of the life course. Seller Inventory # AAJ9780814715987

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 24.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

James E. Cote
Published by New York University Press, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0814715982 ISBN 13: 9780814715987
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New York University Press, United States, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Why are today s adults more like adolescents, in their dress and personal tastes, than ever before? Why do so many adults seem to drift and avoid responsibilities such as work and family? As the traditional family breaks down and marriage and child rearing are delayed, what makes a person an adult?Many people in the industrial West are simply not growing up in the traditional sense. Instead, they pursue personal, individual fulfillment and emerge from a vague and prolonged youth into a vague and insecure adulthood. The transition to adulthood is becoming more hazardous, and the destination is becoming more difficult to reach, if it is reached at all.Arrested Adulthood examines the variety of young people s responses to this new situation. James E. Cote shows us adults who allow the profit-driven industries of mass culture to provide the structure that is missing, as their lives become more individualistic and atomized. He also shows adults who resist anomie and build their world around their sense of personal connectedness to others. Finally, Cote provides a vision of a truly progressive society in which all members can develop their potentials apart from the influence of the market. In so doing, he gives us a clearer vision of what it means to be an adult and makes sense of the longest, but least understood period of the life course. Seller Inventory # AAJ9780814715987

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 27.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Cote, James E.
Published by New York University Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0814715982 ISBN 13: 9780814715987
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New York University Press, 2000. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IP-9780814715987

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 23.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Cote, James E.
Published by New York Univ Press
ISBN 10: 0814715982 ISBN 13: 9780814715987
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description New York Univ Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover - This title is now printed on demand - please allow added time for shipment! A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2598646

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 27.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Cote, James E.
Published by New York University Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0814715982 ISBN 13: 9780814715987
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New York University Press, 2000. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CA-9780814715987

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 19.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.42
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Cote, James E.
Published by New York University Press 6/1/2000 (2000)
ISBN 10: 0814715982 ISBN 13: 9780814715987
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New York University Press 6/1/2000, 2000. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Arrested Adulthood: The Changing Nature of Maturity and Identity. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780814715987

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 32.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Cote, James E.
Published by NYU Press (2018)
ISBN 10: 0814715982 ISBN 13: 9780814715987
New Paperback Quantity Available: 17
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description NYU Press, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 0814715982

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 31.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

James E. Cote
ISBN 10: 0814715982 ISBN 13: 9780814715987
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 4236767

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 26.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.59
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

James E. Cote
Published by New York University Press
ISBN 10: 0814715982 ISBN 13: 9780814715987
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New York University Press. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780814715987

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 24.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.58
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Cote, James, E.
Published by New York University Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 0814715982 ISBN 13: 9780814715987
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New York University Press, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780814715987_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 31.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.35
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book