The Culture of Adolescent Risk-Taking - Lightfoot, Cynthia
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An in-depth exploration of the relationship between adolescent risk-taking and peer group culture, based on extensive interviews with teens themselves, this elegantly written book shows that taking risks is a natural and necessary part of growing up. The author proposes that risks are declarations of the self, worn like badges of autonomy, or defiance, or group membership. With a broad interpretive approach locating human action within the symbolic forms, communicative practices, and shared idioms of culture, Cynthia Lightfoot elucidates the cultural and psychological processes through which…mehr

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An in-depth exploration of the relationship between adolescent risk-taking and peer group culture, based on extensive interviews with teens themselves, this elegantly written book shows that taking risks is a natural and necessary part of growing up. The author proposes that risks are declarations of the self, worn like badges of autonomy, or defiance, or group membership. With a broad interpretive approach locating human action within the symbolic forms, communicative practices, and shared idioms of culture, Cynthia Lightfoot elucidates the cultural and psychological processes through which risk acquires meaning for teenagers and vividly depicts the drama and daring of adolescent social life.
  • Produktdetails
  • Culture and Human Development
  • Verlag: GUILFORD PUBN
  • New
  • Seitenzahl: 187
  • Erscheinungstermin: März 1997
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 229mm x 153mm x 17mm
  • Gewicht: 313g
  • ISBN-13: 9781572302327
  • ISBN-10: 1572302321
  • Artikelnr.: 22373972