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Working for Money, Spending for Fun

Tim Clydesdale

in The First Year Out: Understanding American Teens after High School

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226110653
eISBN:
9780226110677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226110677.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter describes the following: how teens develop clear preferences for leisure (of which consumptive leisure preferences are most prevalent) sometime prior to their senior year of high school; ... More


Narrowed Perspectives, Broader Implications

Tim Clydesdale

in The First Year Out: Understanding American Teens after High School

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226110653
eISBN:
9780226110677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226110677.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter discusses the narrowed perspectives on larger political, economic, and social matters as a general and possibly generational phenomenon among teens. It then shifts to the broader ... More


Starting Points

Tim Clydesdale

in The First Year Out: Understanding American Teens after High School

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226110653
eISBN:
9780226110677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226110677.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Chapter 1 introduced four teens (Poppy Lopez, Lowanda Smith, Rob Robertson, and Kristi Kramer) with four distinct family, faith, and community starting points. To understand their starting points is ... More


Navigating Relationships, Managing Gratifications

Tim Clydesdale

in The First Year Out: Understanding American Teens after High School

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226110653
eISBN:
9780226110677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226110677.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Chapter 1 suggested that the first year out was analogous to teens gathered around a wobbly table. In this metaphor on the table is an identity lockbox for the storage of critical identities and next ... More


Cognitively Sharper, Intellectually Immune

Tim Clydesdale

in The First Year Out: Understanding American Teens after High School

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226110653
eISBN:
9780226110677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226110677.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Culturally mainstream American teens are, by the end of the first year out, more cognitively sharper and more skilled in adapting to new organizations, than they were before but are largely immune to ... More


The Culturally Contested Lives of Muslim Youth and American Teenagers

John O'Brien

in Keeping It Halal: The Everyday Lives of Muslim American Teenage Boys

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691197111
eISBN:
9781400888696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197111.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This introductory chapter provides the background of a group of young men, referred to as the “Legendz,” who were urban American teenagers and second-generation immigrants. These young men were also ... More


The Murder of Yusef Hawkins

Lynn S. Chancer

in High-Profile Crimes: When Legal Cases Become Social Causes

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226101125
eISBN:
9780226101132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101132.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter analyzes the murder of 16-year-old African American Yusef Hawkins in Bensonhurst in Brooklyn, New York City on April23, 1989. Like the Central Park jogger case, the murder of Hawkins ... More


Dying Young in the United States

Michael D. Stein and Sandro Galea

in Pained: Uncomfortable Conversations about the Public's Health

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780197510384
eISBN:
9780197510414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510384.003.0019
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter focuses on child mortality. Child mortality is declining worldwide, according to a half-century’s worth of data from the Human Mortality Database and the World Health Organization (WHO). ... More


Boys’ Verbal Play

Jeanne Pitre Soileau

in Yo' Mama, Mary Mack, and Boudreaux and Thibodeaux: Louisiana Children's Folklore and Play

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496810403
eISBN:
9781496810441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810403.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter presents a select, but crucial, set of examples of boys at verbal play. Third grade boys play the “dozens,” fifth and sixth grade boys display joke telling abilities, and a young man of ... More


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