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Youth Cultures : A Cross-Cultural Perspective. Edited by Vered Amit-Talai and Helena Wulff.

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ISBN 10: 0415109841 / ISBN 13: 9780415109840
Published by London, Routledge,, 1995
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239 S. Einband leicht berieben, innen mit einigen Antreichungen mit Bleistift, ansonsten gut erhalten. Zum Inhalt: Introduction: Introducing youth culture in its own right: the state of the art and new possiblities / Anthropology s silent "others": a consideration of some conceptual and methodological issues for the study of youth an children s cultures / Talking of children and youth: socialization and culture / Inter-racial friendship: consuming youth styles, ethnicity and teenage femininity and teenage femininity in South London / The power of love: rai music and youth in Algeria / The making of a black youth culture: Lower-class young men of Surinamese origin in Asterdam / The waltz of socialbility: intimacy, dislocation and friendship in a Quebec high school / Media, markets and modernization: youth identities and the experience of modernity in Kathmandu, Nepal / Masta Liu / Conclusion: The "multi" cultural of youth. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 550. Bookseller Inventory # 39758

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Title: Youth Cultures : A Cross-Cultural ...

Publisher: London, Routledge,

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: 8° , Broschiert

Book Condition:Gut

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Anthropology - the study of humankind - has dealt mostly with men, increasingly with women, to some degree with children and old people, but very little with youth. The analysis of the creation of youth culture is a long neglected topic across the social sciences and yet is fundamental to our understanding of society. This work aims to broaden the scope for analyzing young people's behaviour by moving away from notions of resistance and deviance and offering instead a range of ethnographically-based studies of different kinds of youth in varied national contexts. Covering countries as varied as Nepal, Canada, the Solomon Islands and Algeria, it addresses current issues relating to globalization in third world cities, ethnic diversity in European cities and consumption practices. By challenging the limitation of previous youth research and acknowledging children as young adults as agents to be respected rather than objectified, this book is intended to be of interest to students in anthropology, sociology, education, psychology and cultural studies.

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". . . a very welcome addition to the anthropological literature on youth . . . The authors view their subjects with sympathy and understanding and emphasize their agency and creativity in the construction of their cultures and selves. . . . an invaluable source of information on youth in a framework that represents recent thinking about culture and "writing culture"." -- American Anthropologist

"The readers interested in a reflection on modern cultures, the specialists on research on the young, the therapists hoping to freshen their approach, all will find in this collection of essays a rich source of inspiration ." -- The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

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