Coming Of Age In Popular Culture Teenagers Adolescence And The Art Of Growing Up

Author by : Donald C. Miller
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Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Documenting the evolution of teens and media from the 1950s through 2010, this book examines the films, books, television shows, and musical artists that impacted American culture and shaped the "coming of age" experience for each generation. • Presents concise content and detailed analysis written in an easy-to-understand style • Provides key historical context that enables readers to more clearly understand the significance of media presentations and their tremendous impact within our culture • Documents how media reflect the values and beliefs of a specific era but in some cases can also challenge these entrenched views and serve to change them


Over The Rainbow

Author by : Paul Nathanson
Languange : en
Publisher by : SUNY Press
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Description : Over the Rainbow shows how Dorothy's passage from Kansas to Oz and back again recapitulates paradigmatic stories of both America and Christianity. Defining human identity on three symbolic levels (individual, collective, and cosmic), Nathanson shows that The Wizard of Oz has come to be a "secular myth."


Splitting Up

Author by : Larry Frolick
Languange : en
Publisher by : Dundurn
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Description : A guide to the new social landscape and a serious search for personal meaning in an age of rapidly shifting cultural values.


Where The Boys Are

Author by : Murray Pomerance
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wayne State University Press
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Description : A provocative, contemporary anthology examining the construction of boys’ identity in modern cinema.


Encyclopedia Of Life Writing

Author by : Margaretta Jolly
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This is the first substantial reference work in English on the various forms that constitute "life writing." As this term suggests, the Encyclopedia explores not only autobiography and biography proper, but also letters, diaries, memoirs, family histories, case histories, and other ways in which individual lives have been recorded and structured. It includes entries on genres and subgenres, national and regional traditions from around the world, and important auto-biographical writers, as well as articles on related areas such as oral history, anthropology, testimonies, and the representation of life stories in non-verbal art forms.


Teaching Literature To Adolescents

Author by : Richard Beach
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This text for pre-service and in-service English education courses presents current methods of teaching literature to middle and high school students. The methods are based on social-constructivist/socio-cultural theories of literacy learning, and incorporate research on literary response conducted by the authors. Teaching Literature to Adolescents – a totally new text that draws on ideas from the best selling textbook, Teaching Literature in the Secondary School, by Beach and Marshall – reflects and builds on recent key developments in theory and practice in the field, including: the importance of providing students with a range of critical lenses for analyzing texts and interrogating the beliefs, attitudes, and ideological perspectives encountered in literature; organization of the literature curriculum around topics, themes, or issues; infusion of multicultural literature and emphasis on how writers portray race, class, and gender differences; use of drama as a tool for enhancing understanding of texts; employment of a range of different ways to write about literature; integration of critical analysis of film and media texts with the study of literature; blending of quality young adult literature into the curriculum; and attention to students who have difficulty succeeding in literature classes due to reading difficulties, disparities between school and home cultures, attitudes toward school/English, or lack of engagement with assigned texts or response activities. The interactive Web site contains recommended readings, resources, and activities; links to Web sites and PowerPoint presentations; and opportunities for readers to contribute teaching units to the Web site databases. Instructors and students in middle and high school English methods courses will appreciate the clear, engaging, useful integration of theory, methods, and pedagogical features offered in this text.


Children S Books In Print 2007

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Coming Of Age In Children S Literature

Author by : Margaret Meek Spencer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : Edited by Morag Styles and written by an interational team of acknowledged experts, this series provides jargon-free, critical discussion and a comprehensive guide to literary and popular texts for children. Each book introduces the reader to a major genre of children's literature, covering key authors, major works and contexts in which those texts are published. Margaret Meek and Victor Watson provide a profound and revealing examiniation of the treatment of personal development, maturation and rites of passage in literature written for children and adolescents. Including a broad survey of the theme across a number of genres and an in-depth analysis of the work of key writers, the authors work towards an answer to the question "What is a classic?" Margaret Meek is Reader Emeritus at the Institute of Education in London. Victor Watson is Assistant Director of Research at Homerton College, Cambridge.


Jews And American Popular Culture Music Theater Popular Art And Literature

Author by : Paul Buhle
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood
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Description : This three-volume work tells the story of how Jewish Americans overcame anti-Semitism, anti-immigrant biases, and poverty to shape American film, television, music, sports, literature, food, and humor.


Hollywood Italians

Author by : Peter E. Bondanella
Languange : en
Publisher by : A&C Black
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Description : "This book is a celebration of nearly a century of images of Italians in American motion pictures and their contribution to popular culture." "Hollywood Italians covers the careers of dozens of stars including Rudolph Valentino, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, John Travolta, Sylvester Stallone, Marisa Tomei, James Gandolfini, and many others. In addition, the book reviews the work of such Italian American directors as Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese." "In all, Hollywood Italians discusses scores of films with a concentration on the most important, including their literary and European-cinematic roots. The book is capped by a comprehensive examination of The Godfather and its two sequels, as well as the international television phenomenon The Sopranos."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Young Adult Resources Today

Author by : Don Latham
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Young Adult Resources Today: Connecting Teens with Books, Music, Games, Movies, and More is the first comprehensive young adult library services textbook specifically written for today’s multidimensional information landscape. The authors integrate a research-focused information behavior approach with a literature-focused resources approach, and bring together in one volume key issues related to research, theory, and practice in the provision of information services to young adults. Currently, no single book addresses both YA information behaviors and information resources in any detail; instead, books tend to focus on one and give only cursory attention to the other. Key features of this revolutionary book include its success in: Integrating theory, research, and practice Integrating implications for practice throughout the book Integrating knowledge of resources with professional practice as informed by research Integrating both print and electronic formats throughout—within the resource chapters (including websites and social media) Latham and Gross accomplish all this while, paying particular attention to the socially constructed nature of young adulthood, diversity, YA development, and multiple literacies. Their coverage of information landscapes covers literature (with detailed coverage of both genres and subgrenres), movies, magazines, web sites, social media, and gaming. The final chapter cover navigating information landscapes, focusing on real and virtual YA spaces, readers’ advisory, programming, and collaboration. Special attention is paid to program planning and evaluation.


The Seventh Stream

Author by : Philip H. Ennis
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wesleyan University Press
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Description : A cultural and social study of the origins and evolution of “rocknroll”.


Postfeminist Digital Cultures

Author by : Amy Shields Dobson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book explores the controversial social media practices engaged in by girls and young women, including sexual self-representations on social network sites, sexting, and self-harm vlogs. Informed by feminist media and cultural studies, Dobson delves beyond alarmist accounts to ask what it is we really fear about these practices.


Taking Popular Music Seriously

Author by : Simon Frith
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : As a sociologist Simon Frith takes the starting point that music is the result of the play of social forces, whether as an idea, an experience or an activity. The essays in this important collection address these forces, recognising that music is an effect of a continuous process of negotiation, dispute and agreement between the individual actors who make up a music world. The emphasis is always on discourse, on the way in which people talk and write about music, and the part this plays in the social construction of musical meaning and value. The collection includes nineteen essays, some of which have had a major impact on the field, along with an autobiographical introduction.


Thin Ice

Author by : Reinder Van Til
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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20 Over 40

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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Bibliography For High School Psychology

Author by : American Psychological Association. Committee on High School Psychology
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Girlhood In America An Encyclopedia 2 Volumes

Author by : Miriam Forman-Brunell
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : This groundbreaking reference work presents more than 100 articles by 98 high-profile interdisciplinary scholars, covering all aspects of girls' roles in American society, past and present.


Contemporary Dystopian Fiction For Young Adults

Author by : Balaka Basu
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Winner of the Children’s Literature Association Edited Book Award From the jaded, wired teenagers of M.T. Anderson's Feed to the spirited young rebels of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games trilogy, the protagonists of Young Adult dystopias are introducing a new generation of readers to the pleasures and challenges of dystopian imaginings. As the dark universes of YA dystopias continue to flood the market,Contemporary Dystopian Fiction for Young Adults: Brave New Teenagers offers a critical evaluation of the literary and political potentials of this widespread publishing phenomenon. With its capacity to frighten and warn, dystopian writing powerfully engages with our pressing global concerns: liberty and self-determination, environmental destruction and looming catastrophe, questions of identity and justice, and the increasingly fragile boundaries between technology and the self. When directed at young readers, these dystopian warnings are distilled into exciting adventures with gripping plots and accessible messages that may have the potential to motivate a generation on the cusp of adulthood. This collection enacts a lively debate about the goals and efficacy of YA dystopias, with three major areas of contention: do these texts reinscribe an old didacticism or offer an exciting new frontier in children's literature? Do their political critiques represent conservative or radical ideologies? And finally, are these novels high-minded attempts to educate the young or simply bids to cash in on a formula for commercial success? This collection represents a prismatic and evolving understanding of the genre, illuminating its relevance to children's literature and our wider culture.


A Century Of Popular Culture In Japan

Author by : Douglas Slaymaker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Slaymaker (Japan studies, U. of Kentucky) is joined by several other American scholars of Japanese culture to explore the ways that popular culture has its context within history, and how in these globalized times it is difficult to determine exactly whose culture it is. Essays examine how World War II concepts have influenced modern Japanese culture, how Japanese popular culture is succeeding in the US, and how ancient Japanese myth and history affect one's understanding of the modern film Mononokehime. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.


Telling Tales

Author by : Kylie Cardell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Young writers have historically played a pivotal role in shaping autobiographical genres and this continues into the graphic and digital texts which characterise contemporary life writing. This volume offers a selection of pertinent case studies which illuminate some of the core themes which have come to characterise autobiographical writings of childhood, including: cultural and identity representations and tensions, coming into knowledge and education, sexuality, prejudice, war, and trauma. The book also reveals preoccupations with the cultural forms of autobiographical writings of childhood and youth take, engaging in discussions of archives, graphic texts, digital forms, testimony, didacticism in autobiography and the anthologising of life writing. This collection will open up broader conversations about the scope of life writing about childhood and youth and the importance of life writing genres in prompting dialogues about literary cultures and coming of age. This book was originally published as a special issue of Prose Studies.


Forthcoming Books

Author by : Rose Arny
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Death Of The Grown Up

Author by : Diana West
Languange : en
Publisher by : St. Martin's Press
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Description : Diana West sees a US filled with middle-age guys playing air guitar and thinks "No wonder we can't stop Islamic terrorism." She sees Moms Who Mosh and wonders "Is there a single adult left anywhere?" But, the grown-ups are all gone. The disease that killed them was incubated in the sixties to a rock-and-roll score, took hold in the seventies with the help of multiculturalism and left us with a nation of eternal adolescents who can't decide between "good" and "bad", a generation who can't say "no". From the inability to nix a sixteen year-old's request for Marilyn Manson concert tickets to offering adolescents parentally-funded motel rooms on prom night to rationalizing murderous acts of Islamic suicide bombers with platitudes of cultural equivalence, West sees us on a slippery slope that's lead to a time when America has forgotten its place in the world. In The Death of the Grown-Up Diana West serves up a provocative critique of our dangerously indecisive world leavened with humor and shot through with insight.


Learning From The Margins

Author by : Julie McLeod
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This collection of ground-breaking international essays address the educational, social, work and biographical experiences of young women who are routinely constructed as ‘at risk’ and on the margins. Drawing on research from an international range of scholars, this book brings together important new perspectives on the gendered dimensions of social exclusion and educational marginalisation. It offers practitioners as well as researchers insights into how to ‘research’ social marginalisation and reflections on projects and programmes that have attempted to do so. Chapters investigate key topics such as: early school leaving indigenous young women and schooling pregnant and parenting young women at school constructions of health, subjectivity and social class the politics of ethnicity. Provocative and insightful, this book will make interesting reading to students and post-graduate students of education, youth studies, gender studies, sociology and social work.


Books In Print

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Women In French Studies

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Understanding Today S Youth Culture

Author by : Walt Mueller
Languange : en
Publisher by : Tyndale House Pub
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Description : Presents a comprehensive guide for parents, teachers, and youth workers to help them understand and address the issues that influence the behaviors, values, and attitudes of young people in their care.