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Teen Life in Europe (Teen Life around the World Series)
     

Teen Life in Europe (Teen Life around the World Series)

by Shirley R. Steinberg
 

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This reference provides country-by-country descriptions of teen life and culture in 12 European nations. Editor Steinberg opens the volume with a discussion of the social construction of adolescence. Each chapter employs a common format to facilitate comparisons between the lives of youth in different countries. Coverage includes such topics as daily activities,

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This reference provides country-by-country descriptions of teen life and culture in 12 European nations. Editor Steinberg opens the volume with a discussion of the social construction of adolescence. Each chapter employs a common format to facilitate comparisons between the lives of youth in different countries. Coverage includes such topics as daily activities, family life, food, education, entertainment, and religious practices. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

VOYA
One of the five-volume Teen Life Around the World reference series, this title examines teen life in twelve European countries (all Western European countries except Turkey), beginning with an overview of each and then discussing a typical day, family life, school, social life, and religion of teens. In each chapter, country specialists attempt to paint a broad picture of teen life including details such as driving age, dating customs, and discretionary spending. Chapters end with a collection of Web sites, fiction and nonfiction titles, and other resources for research and interest. Especially nice are the links on finding pen pals from each country. This book is a good resource for high schools with country reports and colleges and universities. Although the prose format could have been lightened with fact boxes and bulleting, detailed information abounds, not only about European teens, but also about general European culture. Because each chapter has its own author, the writing varies, but the dearth of material on this subject as well as its clear structure and useful information makes it a set for consideration. Purchase this volume and the others on Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East where use will balance the "reference book" price. For an affordable, high interest choice, try Girl 13 (Hylas Publishing, 2005), a question-and-answer book starring teenage girls from around the world. 2005, Greenwood, 281p.; Index. Photos. Source Notes. Further Reading., PLB $55.. Ages 15 to Adult.
—Caitlin Augusta
From the Publisher
"This book is a good resource for high schools with country reports and colleges and universities." - VOYA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313084195
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/2005
Series:
Teen Life around the World Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Shirley R. Steinberg is an Associate Professor of Education and the Program Chair of Graduate Literacy at Brooklyn College. She is the author and editor of many books and articles, including Multi/Intercultural Conversations: A Reader and 19 Urban Questions: Teaching in the City.

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