The World's Youth: Adolescence in Eight Regions of the Globe / Edition 1

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Overview

The life stage of adolescence now occurs in most corners of the world, but it takes different forms in different regions. Scholars from eight regions of the world describe the distinct nature of adolescence, drawing on research to address standard topics regarding this age and show how it has a different effect across societies. As a whole, the book depicts how rapid global change is dramatically altering the experience of the adolescent transition, creating new opportunities and challenges for adolescents, parents, teachers, and professionals.
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"... fascinating ... well-researched." Childhood Education

"It provides a solid review of the situation of adolescents across regions ... The authors cover a range of important topics that are often neglected in studies of adolescents, particularly in the literature concerning developing countries." Studies in Family Planning

"Recommended." Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521006057
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 382
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
1 The Kaleidoscope of Adolescence: Experiences of the World's Youth at the Beginning of the 21st Century 1
2 Demographic Trends Affecting Youth Around the World 21
3 Adolescence in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Image Constructed from Africa's Triple Inheritance 61
4 Adolescence in India: Street Urchins or Silicon Valley Millionaires? 105
5 Adolescence in China and Japan: Adapting to a Changing Environment 141
6 Youth in Southeast Asia: Living Within the Continuity of Tradition and the Turbulence of Change 171
7 Arab Adolescents Facing the Future: Enduring Ideals and Pressures to Change 207
8 Adolescents in Russia: Surviving the Turmoil and Creating a Brighter Future 243
9 Adolescents in Latin America: Facing the Future with Skepticism 276
10 Adolescents in Western Countries in the 21st Century: Vast Opportunities - for All? 307
11 Adolescence in Global Perspective: An Agenda for Social Policy 344
Index 363
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