Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Book — 1 online resource (xi, 369 pages) Digital: data file.
The kaleidoscope of adolescence: experiences of the world's youth at the beginning of the 21st century / B. Bradford Brown and Reed W. Larson
Demographic trends affecting youth around the world / Elizabeth Fussell and Margaret E. Greene
Adolescence in sub-Saharan Africa: an image constructed from Africa's triple inheritance / A. Bame Nsamenang
Adolescence in India: street urchins or Silicon Valley millionaires? / Suman Verma and T.S. Saraswathi
Adolescence in China and Japan: adapting to a changing environment / Harold W. Stevenson and Akane Zusho
Youth in Southeast Asia: living within the continuity of tradition and the turbulence of change / Madelene Santa Maria
Arab adolescents facing the future: enduring ideals and pressures to change / Marilyn Booth
Adolescents in Russia: surviving the turmoil and creating a brighter future / Anna Stetsenko
Adolescence in Latin America: facing the future with skepticism / Carlos Welti
Adolescents in Western countries in the 21st century: vast opportunities, for all? / Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
Adolescence in global perspective: an agenda for social policy / T.S. Saraswathi and Reed W. Larson.
The life stage of adolescence now occurs in most corners of the world, but it takes different forms in different regions. Peers, with such a central role in Western adolescence, play a comparatively minor role in the lives of Arabic and South Asian adolescents. Emotional turmoil and individuation from family occur in some societies but not others. Adolescent sexual revolutions are sweeping through Japan and Latin America. In this 2002 book, scholars from eight regions of the world describe the distinct nature of adolescence in their regions. They draw on research to address standard topics regarding this age - family and peer relationships, schooling, preparation for work, physical and mental health - and show how these have a different cast across societies. As a whole, the book depicts how rapid global change is dramatically altering the experience of the adolescent transition, creating opportunities and challenges for adolescents, parents, teachers, and concerned others. (source: Nielsen Book Data)