High School Prom

Author: Ann Anderson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476600074
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"This volume examines the evolution of prom, the development of the billion-dollar prom industry, and prom's place in popular culture, including its portrayal in film, television, and literature. Using prom as a lens through which to view many aspects of American culture, this work offers fresh perspective on the history of American youth"--Provided by publisher.

Prom

Author: Jill S. Zimmerman Rutledge
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books (CT)
ISBN: 1512402672
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Take a trip to a wide range of proms, from the first cotillion and debutante balls of the early twentieth century to the integrated and LGBTQ-inclusive proms of the twenty-first century. Hear tips from young adults about how to have a safe and enjoyable prom; learn about creative outfits and fun promposals; see what some teens have done when prom plans changed because of illness or accidents; and meet the brave teens who have gone to court for the right to wear what they want and to bring the person they love to their prom.

Children Youth and American Television

Author: Adrian Schober
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429893116
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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.

The Comprehensive Guide to Careers in Sports

Author: Glenn M. Wong
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449602037
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides information about careers in the sports industry, including educational requirements, salary, and prospects for each profession.

The Teen Years Explained

Author: Clea McNeely
Publisher: Jayne Blanchard
ISBN: 0615302467
Format: PDF
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We idealize childhood and demonize adolescence, often viewing the typical teenager as a bundle of problems. Yet according to a new book, The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development, by Clea McNeely, MPH, DrPH and Jayne Blanchard, adolescence can be a time of opportunity, not turmoil. By understanding the developmental stages and changes of adolescence, both teens and adults can get the most out of this second decade of life. In plain English, this guide incorporates the latest scientific findings about physical, emotional, cognitive, identity formation, sexual and spiritual development with tips and strategies on how to use this information in real-life situations involving teens. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you will find something useful in this book. This practical and colorful guide to healthy adolescent development is an essential resource for parents, teens, and all people who work with young people.

Prom Night

Author: Amy L. Best
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135960909
Format: PDF, Docs
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Best shows us that, while the prom is often trivialized, most kids take the prom seriously. The prom is a space where kids work through their understanding of authority, social class, gender norms, and multicultural schooling. Proms are more than just pictures and puffed sleeves--they are a mythic part of youth culture and, for better or worse, will always be a night to remember.

A Tribe Apart

Author: Patricia Hersch
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307829936
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For three fascinating, disturbing years, writer Patricia Hersch journeyed inside a world that is as familiar as our own children and yet as alien as some exotic culture--the world of adolescence. As a silent, attentive partner, she followed eight teenagers in the typically American town of Reston, Virginia, listening to their stories, observing their rituals, watching them fulfill their dreams and enact their tragedies. What she found was that America's teens have fashioned a fully defined culture that adults neither see nor imagine--a culture of unprecedented freedom and baffling complexity, a culture with rules but no structure, values but no clear morality, codes but no consistency. Is it society itself that has created this separate teen community? Resigned to the attitude that adolescents simply live in "a tribe apart," adults have pulled away, relinquishing responsibility and supervision, allowing the unhealthy behaviors of teens to flourish. Ultimately, this rift between adults and teenagers robs both generations of meaningful connections. For everyone's world is made richer and more challenging by having adolescents in it.

Encyclopedia of children and childhood

Author: Paula S. Fass
Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library
ISBN:
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This encyclopedia presents the social and cultural history of childhood from antiquity to the present through articles on education, parenting, child labor, economics, images of childhood, children's literature, play, toys and games, health, physiology, law, the criminal justice system and social welfare. Comparative articles include information about childhood in cultures throughout the world.

Snake Oil Hustlers and Hambones

Author: Ann Anderson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476601127
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Long before television and radio commercials beckoned to potential buyers, the medicine show provided free entertainment and promised cures for everything from corns to cancer. Combining elements of the circus, theater, vaudeville, and good old-fashioned entrepreneurship, the showmen of the American medicine show sold tonics, ointments, pills, extracts and a host of other "wonder-cures," guaranteed to "cure what ails you." While the cures were seldom miraculous, the medicine show was an important part of American culture and of performance history. Harry Houdini, Buster Keaton, and P.T. Barnum all took a turn upon the medicine show stage. This study of the medicine show phenomenon surveys nineteenth century popular entertainment and provides insight into the ways in which show business, advertising, and medicine manufacture developed in concert. The colorful world of the medicine show, with its Wild West shows, pie-eating contests, clowns, and menageries, is fully explored. Photographs of performers and of the fascinating handbills and posters used to promote the medicine show are included.