Adolescent Portraits: Identity, Relationships, and Challenges / Edition 5

Adolescent Portraits: Identity, Relationships, and Challenges / Edition 5

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Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

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Adolescent Portraits: Identity, Relationships, and Challenges / Edition 5

Adolescents may be perhaps the least understood group in our society today. Often times, we are unable to comprehend their actions and experiences in relation to their values, sexuality, family, and peers, among other categories. Our inability to relate to adolescents often stem from the fact that we are simply unaware of their feelings and perspectives. This book intimately shares these perspectives with the reader. This book presents sixteen cases written by adolescents from diverse backgrounds, thus representing a fascinating cross-section of contemporary adolescence. These cases cover a variety of issues, including eating disorders, sexuality, family relationships, self-image, and dealing with illness. Perspectives include those of a Chinese-American woman who is in remission from cancer, a young man's relationship to his family, and a young woman's experience surviving anorexia nervosa. In this new edition, reflections on some cases have been added from the original authors. Psychologists, social workers, educators, parents and adolescents.

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ISBN-13: 9780205418008
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date: 06/03/2004
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Cases Categorized by Themevii
Part 1Identity7
Values and Ideology
Case 1The Struggle of a Lifetime13
Case 2Someday My Elders Will Be Proud25
Case 3The Hatred Within38
Case 4Color-Blind52
Case 5What If I Don't Want to Whistle?64
Case 6Falling for Someone78
Case 7A Step in the Only Direction90
Follow-Up Ben: Eight Years Later108
Part 2Relationships115
Case 8Courting Danger121
Follow-Up Melanie: Ten Years Later141
Case 9Falling from My Pedestal150
Case 10At Least We Got One Right166
Follow-Up Brian: Three Years Later182
Case 11Bad189
Case 12Beyond the Euphoric Buzz199
Case 13In Search of My Voice213
Case 14Loving Women230
Part 3Challenges243
Case 15The Simple Beauty of a Conversation251
Case 16Forever an Awkward Adolescent265
Follow-Up David: Thirteen Years Later274
Case 17Pa Jam Decourajer280
Case 18Proud of the Strength I Had292
Case 19Seeking the Best of Both Worlds301

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