Youth Studies

The Art of Play

Recess and the Practice of Invention

Anna R Beresin

Play and recess seen from the eyes of children

202 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables, 155 figures, 11 halftones

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Before Crips

Fussin', Cussin', and Discussin' among South Los Angeles Juvenile Gangs

John C. Quicker and Akil S. Batani-Khalfani

A historical analysis of South Los Angeles juvenile gang life as revealed by those who were there

464 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 tables, 14 halftones, 1 map

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Bullying

The Social Destruction of Self

Laura Martocci

Offering a new understanding of bullying, linking it with insights into the construction of identity

230 pages | 6 x 9

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Consuming Work

Youth Labor in America

Yasemin Besen-Cassino

The social meaning of work from youths' perspectives

202 pages | 6 x 9 | 13 tables, 12 figs.

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The Cost of Being a Girl

Working Teens and the Origins of the Gender Wage Gap

Yasemin Besen-Cassino

Traces the origins of the gender wage gap to part-time teenage work, which sets up a dynamic that persists into adulthood

208 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 tables, 8 line drawings

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Do Right by Me

Learning to Raise Black Children in White Spaces

Valerie I. Harrison and Kathryn Peach D'Angelo

Invites readers into a conversation on how best to raise black children in white families and white communities

192 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 2 color illustrations

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Ethnographies of Youth and Temporality

Time Objectified

Edited by Anne Line Dalsgård, Martin Demant Frederiksen, Susanne Højlund and Lotte Meinert

How time is often a troubling and external factor in the lives of youth

206 pages | 6 x 9

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Feminist Reflections on Childhood

A History and Call to Action

Penny A. Weiss

Recovers a history of feminist thought and activism that demands greater voice and respect for young people

310 pages | 6 x 9

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Hope Is Cut

Youth, Unemployment, and the Future in Urban Ethiopia

Daniel Mains

A detailed look at young men in urban Ethiopia that reveals the impact of economic development and globalization

208 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 maps

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On Gangs

Scott H. Decker, David C. Pyrooz, and James A. Densley

A comprehensive review of what is known about gangs—from their origins through their evolution and outcomes

490 pages | 6 x 9 | 19 tables, 13 figures, 2 maps

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Revolution By Love

Emerging Arab Youth Voices

Stephen Parks

Voices of youth from the Arab Spring

194 pages | 5 x 7

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Rock of Ages

Subcultural Religious Identity and Public Opinion among Young Evangelicals

Jeremiah J. Castle

Are young evangelicals becoming more liberal?

236 pages | 6 x 9 | 14 tables, 44 figures

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School Zone

A Problem Analysis of Student Offending and Victimization

Pamela Wilcox, Graham C. Ousey, and Marie Skubak Tillyer

Why some school environments are more conducive to crime than safety

242 pages | 6 x 9 | 16 tables, 23 figures

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Suicide Squeeze

Taylor Hooton, Rob Garibaldi, and the Fight against Teenage Steroid Abuse

William C. Kashatus

A heartbreaking story of steroids-related suicides by two promising young amateur baseball players that mobilized Major League Baseball’s campaign against steroid use

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 35 halftones

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Taking Juvenile Justice Seriously

Developmental Insights and System Challenges

Christopher J. Sullivan

A pragmatic and comprehensive look at delinquency and juvenile justice through a developmental lens

304 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 26 figures

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