My Son Is an Alien: A Cultural Portrait of Today's Youth / Edition 1

My Son Is an Alien: A Cultural Portrait of Today's Youth / Edition 1

by Marcel Danesi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742528553

ISBN-13: 9780742528550

Pub. Date: 11/28/2003

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Basing his work on interviews carried out with 200 teens (from Toronto, Boston, San Francisco, Vancouver, San Diego, Milwaukee, New York, Montreal, and Miami) and writing for the general public, Danesi (anthropology, semiotics, and communication theory; U. of Toronto) seeks to explain the various facets of adolescent life in North America. Separate chapters focus on…  See more details below

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Basing his work on interviews carried out with 200 teens (from Toronto, Boston, San Francisco, Vancouver, San Diego, Milwaukee, New York, Montreal, and Miami) and writing for the general public, Danesi (anthropology, semiotics, and communication theory; U. of Toronto) seeks to explain the various facets of adolescent life in North America. Separate chapters focus on body image, slang, the role of music, peer groups and pressure, substance use and abuse, the impact of the school environment, and effects of media consumption. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742528550
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Why Another Book on Teenagers?
Format of This Book
1Adolescence in Historical Context1
2Sex23
3Body Image37
4Language55
5Music75
6Cliques, Gangs, and Cults93
7Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs111
8School127
9The Media143
10Ending the Experiment159
Internet Sites and Associations173
Glossary179
Index183
About the Author191

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