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Sociological Studies of Children and Youth Vol: 8

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14 Aug 2014
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
340 pages - 152 x 229 x 18mm
Sociological Studies of Children and Youth
Volume 8 of Sociological Studies of Children and Youth includes chapters that focus on issues of race, gender and public policy as they relate to children and youth. This volume includes empirical and theoretical works from a variety of perspectives. The chapters are divided into the following sections: (1) Children, Race, and Social Institutions; (2) Youth and Gender; (3) Youth, Theory, and Methods; (4) Urban Youth and Identity; and (5) Policy, Politics and Theory. Specific chapters address the following important topics; the impact of teachers' expectations on parents and children; how children from different racial backgrounds interact with each other and adults in a public service agency; children's racial self-classification; female and male athletes in high school; romantic relationships among adolescents; new skills to learn in peer groups; white youth's racial apathy; urban youth and academic identity; violence among youth growing up in a large city; and theory and public policy as they relate to children.
EDITORIAL BOARD. Introduction. “Without the parent you lose the child”: Teachers' expectations and parents' (non-)involvement. Interracial relationships and racial identity processes in an urban mother-and-child rehabilitation program. The colors of the rainbow: Children's racial self-classification. The social world of male and female athletes in high school. On the nature and developmental significance of adolescent romantic relationships. New skills to learn in peer groups. Social determinants of white youths' racial attitudes: Evidence from a national survey. Between a “soft” and a “hard” place: Gender identity in the schooling and job behaviors of low-income minority youth. Violent events and social identity: Specifying the relationship between respect and masculinity in inner-city youth violence. “Troublemakers,” “average kids,” and “better-behaved youth”: The politics of labeling in social service delivery. Young citizens: The position of children in communitarian theory. About the Authors.

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