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The World's Youth
Adolescence in Eight Regions of the Globe

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B. Bradford Brown, Reed W. Larson, T. S. Saraswathi, Elizabeth Fussell, Margaret E. Greene, A. Bame Nsamenang, Suman Verma, Harold W. Stevenson, Akane Zusho, Madelene Santa Maria, Marilyn Booth, Anna Stetsenko, Carlos Welti Chanes, Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
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  • Date Published: November 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521809108

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  • The life stage of adolescence now occurs in most corners of the world, but it takes different forms in different regions. Scholars from eight regions of the world describe the distinct nature of adolescence, drawing on research to address standard topics regarding this age and show how it has a different effect across societies. As a whole, the book depicts how rapid global change is dramatically altering the experience of the adolescent transition, creating new opportunities and challenges for adolescents, parents, teachers, and professionals.

    • Authors based reports on research mostly in regional languages/sources: most authors are indigenous to area described, with intimate knowledge
    • The world now a global village, we must recognize how adolescence differs across different societies, not just Western ones
    • This book examines adolescents' lives and prospects for adulthood in a changing, world-wide context
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "... fascinating ... well-researched." Childhood Education

    "It provides a solid review of the situation of adolescents across regions ... The authors cover a range of important topics that are often neglected in studies of adolescents, particularly in the literature concerning developing countries." Studies in Family Planning

    "Recommended." Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2002
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521809108
    • length: 382 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus. 12 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The kaleidoscope of adolescence: experiences of the world's youth at the beginning of the 21st century B. Bradford Brown, Reed W. Larson and T. S. Saraswathi
    2. Demographic trends affecting youth around the world Elizabeth Fussell and Margaret E. Greene
    3. Adolescence in sub-Saharan Africa: an image constructed from Africa's triple inheritance A. Bame Nsamenang
    4. Adolescence in India: street urchins or Silicon Valley millionaires? Suman Verma and T. S. Saraswathi
    5. Adolescence in China and Japan: adapting to a changing environment Harold W. Stevenson and Akane Zusho
    6. Youth in Southeast Asia: living within the continuity of tradition and the turbulence of change Madelene Santa Maria
    7. Arab adolescents facing the future: enduring ideals and pressures to change Marilyn Booth
    8. Adolescents in Russia: surviving the turmoil and creating a brighter future Anna Stetsenko
    9. Adolescence in Latin America: facing the future with skepticism Carlos Welti Chanes
    10. Adolescents in Western countries in the 21st century: vast opportunities - for all? Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
    11. Adolescence in global perspective: an agenda for social policy T. S. Saraswathi and Reed W. Larson.

  • Editors

    B. Bradford Brown, University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Reed W. Larson, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    T. S. Saraswathi, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda


    B. Bradford Brown, Reed W. Larson, T. S. Saraswathi, Elizabeth Fussell, Margaret E. Greene, A. Bame Nsamenang, Suman Verma, Harold W. Stevenson, Akane Zusho, Madelene Santa Maria, Marilyn Booth, Anna Stetsenko, Carlos Welti Chanes, Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

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