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
     
 

My Son Is an Alien is an entertaining, informative look at cultural influences on today's youth. Based on interviews with hundreds of teens, pre-teens, and parents, the book sketches out facets of the adolescent's cultural portrait, from body image and slang to peer pressure and drugs. Filled with facts, commentaries, anecdotes, and resources, it also includes

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My Son Is an Alien is an entertaining, informative look at cultural influences on today's youth. Based on interviews with hundreds of teens, pre-teens, and parents, the book sketches out facets of the adolescent's cultural portrait, from body image and slang to peer pressure and drugs. Filled with facts, commentaries, anecdotes, and resources, it also includes numerous features on topics like teen expressions and the least family-friendly TV shows. Danesi proposes strategies for changing the prevailing mindset on youth, including reconnecting adolescents to adult society.

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

Part 1 Why Another Book on Teenagers? Chapter 2 1. Adolescence in Historical Context Chapter 3 2. Sex Chapter 4 3. Body Image Chapter 5 4. Language Chapter 6 5. Music Chapter 7 6. Cliques, Gangs, and Cults Chapter 8 7. Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs Chapter 9 8. School Chapter 10 9. The Media Chapter 11 10. Ending the Experiment Part 12 Internet Sites and Associations Part 13 Glossary

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