America's Teenagers--Myths and Realities Media Images, Schooling, and the Social Costs of Careless Indifference

ISBN-10: 0805848517
ISBN-13: 9780805848519
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Continuing Myth of Adolescence
Why We Should Value Youth
Chapter Overview
How Are Youth Devalued?
Why Are Youth Devalued?
Current Beliefs About Youth
Conclusion
Youth and Media
Media Over Time
Youth's Use of Media
Media Effects: A Focus on Violence
Stories Told About Youth
Conclusion
Youth Violence
Youth Violence in the Media
Youth Offenders and Their Crimes
Quantifying Youth Violence
When Youth Are Victims
Context Is Critical
School Violence
Conclusion
The Sex Lives of Teenagers
Media, Sex, and the Adolescent
Teenage Sex: The Facts
Rate Data
Sex Education
Conclusion
Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs, and Teens
Societal Expectations: Conflicting Standards for Behavior
Teens and Tobacco
Antitobacco Campaigns Emerge
Teens and Alcohol
Drug Use
Conclusion
Healthy Living and Decision Making
Confusing Conceptions of Health and Fitness
Adolescent Health
Relationships With Food
Sleepy Teens
Making Schooling Make a Difference in Youth Fitness and Overall Health
Conclusion
Appendix A
Working Teens
Student Workers
Work and School
What Adults Might Not Know About Student Workers
Socialization of Work
Conclusion
Youth and Education
The Failure of American Education
Underestimating Youth's Educational Performance
Diverse Attitudes About the Purpose of School
Some Real Problems in Education: Social Capital and Fiscal Resources
Preparing for and Getting Into College
Conclusion
Enhancing the Future of Youth
Changing Expectations About Youth
A Small Wins Approach
Conclusion
Author Index
Subject Index

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