Youth Crisis: Growing Up in the High-Risk Society / Edition 1

Youth Crisis: Growing Up in the High-Risk Society / Edition 1

by Nanette J. Davis, David Matza
     
 

What is the social condition of youth in modern society? This is the question taken up by this passionate and substantive book. The author argues that youth are at a crisis state. The crisis has been brought about by the general state of social crisis; violence, questions of political legitimacy, educational decline; as well as the decline of compassion as a core

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What is the social condition of youth in modern society? This is the question taken up by this passionate and substantive book. The author argues that youth are at a crisis state. The crisis has been brought about by the general state of social crisis; violence, questions of political legitimacy, educational decline; as well as the decline of compassion as a core principle of culture. The author draws on a variety of trends and scholarly research to examine the problems of growing up in a high risk society and offers pathways to spiritual renewal and cultural renewal, esential for salvaging the next generation.

The study takes on the youth crisis as a compelling public issue, exploring various manifestations of the crisis; endangered youth, gang participation, youth addictions, unworkable schools, violence in the home and on the streets, homelessness, and the near genocidal conditions that plague African American and urban youth. Students, educators, and policy makers, as well as anyone interested in the plight of youth and the steps necessary to successfully overcome the crisis will find this book invaluable and memorable.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275964436
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/1999
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Ch. 1"Don't Tell Us about It" - The Social Condition of Youth1
Ch. 2"It Isn't Easy Being Young": Youth and the Risk Society21
Ch. 3Genealogy of Childhood45
Ch. 4Schooling in an Unjust Society65
Ch. 5Endangered Youth93
Ch. 6The Descent into Homelessness123
Ch. 7Youth, Addiction, and Control155
Ch. 8Youth in the War Zone193
Ch. 9The Gang as Pseudo Community229
Ch. 10Race Matters: The Case of African American Youth267
Ch. 11Reconstructing Justice: Toward a Healing Paradigm for Youth297
AppYouth Bill of Rights321
Bibliography323
Index359

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