Youth Activism

Author: Lonnie R. Sherrod
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313328121
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"If democratic societies are to survive as true democracies, they need citizens who are informed, concerned and active. How such citizens develop from childhood into adults is crucial information for educators, psychologists, young people, parents, politicians and many, many others. This watershed work fosters an understanding of the disparate activist youth groups internationally, as well as of the interdisciplinary research that explores this phenomena. With 185 entries, from chatrooms, to grassroots movements, from gangs and politics to Riot Grrls and Campus Crusade for Christ, this authoritative source brings insight and explanation to the history of youth activism as well as to its contemporary forms. First-person accounts from today's youth activists as well as adult activists illuminate the journey from young idealist to lifelong work. The major categories that frame this work are advocacy for social causes; adolescent and youth development; education; historical examples; media and internet influence and use; national examples of activism and social movement; organizations and programs; political context; postive youth development; social background factors, e.g., economic class, race, ethnicity, gender and culture; social relationships and networks; voices of activism; and youth culture."--Publisher's website.

Contemporary Youth Culture

Author: Shirley R. Steinberg
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313337291
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An international and inter-disciplinary roster of experts shed light by exploring such topics as hip hop culture; punk culture; social justice movements; video games and others.

Approaches to Positive Youth Development

Author: Rainer K Silbereisen
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1848607601
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Scientific research and science-guided practice based on the promotion of an individual's strengths constitutes a radical shift in a new and growing area of study within the field of human development. Its trademark term is `positive youth development'. This approach to human development is based on the idea that, in addition to preventing problems, science and practice should promote the development of competencies, skills, and motivation in order to enhance individuals' developmental pathways. Approaches to Positive Youth Development, is based on this concept and brings together authors from across Europe and America who are leaders in their respective fields. The main focus of the book, beyond a clarification of the paradigmatic foundations, concerns the major contexts of adolescents and young adults, namely, neighbourhoods and leisure locales, school and family, and the major themes of healthy psychosocial development, namely, competences and knowledge, prosocial behaviour, transcending problems of delinquency, civic engagement, identity, agency, and spirituality.

Tangled Roots

Author: Jeffrey Ivan Victoroff
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 9781586036706
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" The book is organized to assist readers in finding the topics that interest them the most. What do we really know about the contributing causes of terrorism? Are all forms of terrorism created equal, or are there important differences in terrorisms that one must know about to customize effective counter-strategies? Does poverty cause terrorism? Are terrorists typically crazy, vengeful, misled, or simply making an entirely sensible choice? Why would people blow themselves (and others) up? Is the war on terrorism even a useful idea? Is it being fought wisely, or are much better ideas staring policy makers in the face? Do leaders of targeted nations wilfully neglect the best solutions? Most of the lessons in this book concern the basic human ingredients that combust to produce violent extremism. Thusregardless of the mutations that occur in substate terrorismthe timeless scholarship here will hopefully be somewhat helpful even to our grandchildren. "

Political Consumerism

Author: Dietlind Stolle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107010098
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Political Consumerism captures the creative ways in which consumers and citizens turn to the market as their arena for politics. This book theorizes, describes, analyzes, compares, and evaluates how political consumers target corporations to solve globalized problems. It demonstrates the reconfiguration of civic engagement, political participation, and citizenship. Unlike other studies, this book also evaluates if and how consumer actions are or can become effective mechanisms of global change.

Beyond Resistance Youth Activism and Community Change

Author: Pedro Noguera
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135927790
Format: PDF
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The failure of current policy to address important quality of life issues for urban youth remains a substantial barrier to civic participation, educational equity, and healthy adulthood. This volume brings together the work of leading urban youth scholars to highlight the detrimental impact of zero tolerance policies on young people’s educational experience and well being. Inspired by the conviction that urban youth have the right to more equitable educational and social resources and political representation, Beyond Resistance! offers new insights into how to increase the effectiveness of youth development and education programs, and how to create responsive youth policies at the local, state, and federal level.

International Encyclopedia of Social Behavioral Sciences

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Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0080548059
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This Encyclopedia is the first attempt in a generation to map the social and behavioral sciences on a grand scale. Not since the publication in 1968 of the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, edited by David L. Sills, has there been such an ambitious project to describe the state of the art in all the fields encompassed within the social and behavioral sciences. Available in both print (26 volumes) and online editions, it comprises 4,000 articles, commissioned by 52 Section Editors, and includes 90,000 bibliographic references as well as comprehensive name and subject indexes.

Youth Globalization and the Law

Author: Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804754743
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Addresses the impact of globalization on the lives of youth, focusing on the role of legal institutions and discourses.

American Reference Books Annual

Author: Bohdan S. Wynar
Publisher:
ISBN:
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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.