The American adolescent, by David Gottlieb and Charles Ramsey.

; Ramsey, Charles E., author
Homewood, Ill., Dorsey Press, 1964.

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Other Authors Ramsey, Charles E.,
Subjects Adolescence.
Adolescents -- EĢtats-Unis.
Adolescents -- Psychologie.
United States.
Youth -- United States.
Youth.
Series Dorsey series in anthropology and sociology.
Description viii, 281 pages 24 cm.
Copyright Date 1964.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Part I. Adolescent society. chapter1 Adolescents and the adult world -- chapter2 The contemporary adolescent society. The emergence of a youth culture; A "poll" of scholars regarding youth culture; Some examples of youth culture in action: the adolescent as a consumer; The adolescent as a builder of school and community spirit; The adolescent as a responsible citizen; Summary and conclusions -- chapter3 Three case studies. Case study #1: Gang leader and college hero; Case study #2: From suburb to sorority; Case study #3: A negro in America -- chapter4 Subcultures: reflections on the adolescent world. Regional differences; Rural-urban differences; Religion; Negroes; Class and status; Summary and conclusions -- chapter5 Subcultures: relating to the adult world. The apprenticeship era; The adolescent rebellion; The cool generation; Summary and conclusions.
Part II. Transitional process. chapter 6 Developmental tasks. Accepting one's physique; Accepting a masculine or feminine role and proper relations with both sexes; Emotional independence of parents and other adults; Achieving assurance of economic independence in selecting and preparing for an occupation; Developing intellectual skills and concepts necessary for civic competence; Preparing for marriage and family life; Summary. chapter 7. Age and sex roles. Sex roles; Age roles: age grading; Year twelve; Year thirteen; Year fourteen; Year fifteen; Year sixteen; Summary -- chapter 8 Occupational choice. Social structure and choice; Social trends and occupational choice; Occupational choice from the point of youth; Summary -- chapter 9 Courtship and the romantic theme. Individual choice; Institutional settings encouraging early heterosexuality; Relationships; The mass media and romantic love; Selection of partners and the dating process; The sexual behavior of adolescents; Summary.
Part III. Areas of conflict and resolution. chapter 10 Social control: relationships with peers and adults. Some variations in the behavior and values of youth: college student subcultures; Social control and the younger adolescent; Summary -- chapter 11 Juvenile delinquency. Concern in the popular press: problems, some assumptions in popular literature on adolescence; Nature of delinquency and trends: nature of delinquency; Trends of delinquency; Factors in delinquency: delinquency as a gang behavior; The theory of differential association; The juvenile court; Summary -- chapter 12 Minority group status and adolescent culture / by Francis A.J. Ianni. The Italo-American teenager: the immigrants and their children; Today's adolescent; Jewish teen-age culture: the second-generation Jew; Today's Jewish adolescent; The negro teenager: the position of the negro today; Negro delinquency and gang behavior; Minority group status and adolescent behavior: parent-youth relationships; Racial and ethnic differences in achievement motivation; Juvenile gang behavior as characteristic of racial and ethnic groups; Summary and discussion.
Part IV. Bridging the gap between adolescents and the world in which they live. chapter 13 A review of youth programs. Social development; Programs of action for adolescents; the roles of parents and counselors; Summary -- chapter 14 The student education corpe: a case study of a partial solution; Inception of the organization -- facts and figures; What they did; Implications.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)528997
(OCoLC)ocm00528997
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Gottlieb, David, 1929-
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