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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275964434

ISBN-13: 9780275964436

Pub. Date: 04/30/1999

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

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

Overview

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.

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
Don't Tell Us about It
Youth and the Risk Society
Genealogy of Childhood
Schooling in an Unjust Society
Endangered Youth
The Descent into Homelessness
Youth, Addiction, and Control
Youth in the War Zone
The Gang as Pseudo Community
Race Matters
Reconstructing Justice
Appendix--Youth Bill of Rights
Bibliography
Index

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