High School Prom

Author: Ann Anderson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476600074
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The prom has been a fixture in the life of American teenagers for as long as high schools have existed. Both encapsulating and magnifying the drama of adolescence, proms have been transformed from modest tea dances to costly extravaganzas supporting apparel and cosmetic makers, limousine services, hotels, magazine publishers, and hair salons. Focusing on social and economic trends, this volume examines the evolution of the prom, the development of the billion-dollar prom industry, and the event’s place in popular culture, including its portrayal in film, television, and literature. Using the prom as a lens through which to view many aspects of American culture—money, sex, fashion, dance, music, television, transportation, communication, and even war—this work offers a fresh perspective on the history of American youth. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.


Author: Jill S. Zimmerman Rutledge
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 1512439177
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Prom is about more than corsages and boutonnieres, promposals and after-parties. It's an event that teens are claiming as a way not only to have fun with friends but to also express their creativity and their identities. Learn about the first gay and lesbian teen couples to insist on the legal right to bring their dates to prom. Discover how modern prom fashions are pushing the boundaries of what guys and girls can wear to the big night out. You'll also get tips from high school graduates about dealing with prom pressuresand how to protect your physical and emotional health while you celebrate.

Preventing Mental Illness

Author: Despo Kritsotaki
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319986996
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This book provides an overview of a diverse array of preventive strategies relating to mental illness, and identifies their achievements and shortcomings. The chapters in this collection illustrate how researchers, clinicians and policy makers drew inspiration from divergent fields of knowledge and practice: from eugenics, genetics and medication to mental hygiene, child guidance, social welfare, public health and education; from risk management to radical and social psychiatry, architectural design and environmental psychology. It highlights the shifting patterns of biological, social and psychodynamic models, while adopting a gender perspective and considering professional developments as well as changing social and legal contexts, including deinstitutionalisation and social movements. Through vigorous research, the contributors demonstrate that preventive approaches to mental health have a long history, and point to the conclusion that it might well be possible to learn from such historical attempts. The book also explores which of these approaches are worth considering in future and which are best confined to the past. Within this context, the book aims at stoking and informing debate and conversation about how to prevent mental illness and improve mental health in the years to come. Chapters 3, 10, and 12 of this book are available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com

Children Youth and American Television

Author: Adrian Schober
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429893116
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume explores how television has been a significant conduit for the changing ideas about children and childhood in the United States. Each chapter connects relevant events, attitudes, or anxieties in American culture to an analysis of children or childhood in select American television programs. The essays in this collection explore historical intersections of the family with expectations of childhood, particularly innocence, economic and material conditions, and emerging political and social realities that, at times, present unique challenges to America’s children and the collective expectation of what childhood should be.

Das Morgen ist immer schon jetzt

Author: Patrick Ness
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 3641189780
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Was, wenn man NICHT einer der Außerwählten ist, wie sie immer in den Büchern beschrieben werden? Wenn man nicht der Held ist, der sonst üblicherweise die Zombies bekämpft, oder die Seelenesser oder was immer gerade das nächste unheilbringende Wesen sein mag, das die Welt bedroht. Was, wenn man einer ist wie Mikey? Der einfach nur seinen Abschluss hinbekommen möchte und zum Schulball gehen und vielleicht irgendwann den Mut aufbringen, Henna um ein Date zu bitten – bevor irgendjemand die Schule in Schutt und Asche legt. Wieder mal. Denn manchmal gibt es stinknormale Probleme, die echt wichtiger sind als der nächste Weltuntergang, und angesichts derer man erkennt, dass das eigene ganz normale Leben absolut einzigartig und außergewöhnlich ist.

1997 Writer s Market

Author: Kirsten Campbell Holm
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9780898797428
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A guide for the freelance writer, listing pertinent information about publications and editors

Nur eine Liste

Author: Siobahn Vivian
Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH
ISBN: 3473380482
Format: PDF
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Sie hängt an jeder Wand, an jedem Spind, an jedem Schwarzen Brett: die Liste der Mount Washington Highschool. Niemand weiß, wer sie verfasst hat. Aber die Mädchen, die auf der Liste stehen, sind mit einem Schlag berühmt: als Hübscheste in ihrer Jahrgangsstufe. Oder als Hässlichste. Ob sie wollen oder nicht.