Boyhood in America: An Encyclopedia (2 Volumes) (The by Priscilla F. Clement, Jacqueline S. Reinier

By Priscilla F. Clement, Jacqueline S. Reinier

One other trailblazer: the 1st reference paintings to target the lifestyles and heritage of yank boyhood throughout the centuries-on the plains and farms, within the towns and factories. assurance spans schooling, ethnicity, activities, paintings, faith, health and wellbeing matters, and extra.

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Before the late nineteenth century, youth groups encompassed a broad age range from late childhood to the midtwenties, and viewed as a stage of life, youth signified a long period of semidependence or independence before marriage. In contrast, since the early twentieth century, preteens, early teens, midteens, and late teens increasingly have passed time with their exact or near-age peers. This development has been especially notable in schools, where there has been a strong tendency toward age homogeneity by grade level, but it also has affected advertising and marketing, which have increasingly targeted subpopulations of adolescents.

The persistence of child abuse in the United States is a subject that has claimed the attention of an array of scholars, educators, policymakers, and child workers who, as they seek to discover its various manifestations, also seek to understand the social, economic, political, and cultural bedrock that sustains or protects the practices of abuse against children. Some of this research explains the persistence of child abuse as a reflection of historical definitions of manliness that elevate the status of combative behavior, physical ag- 5 gression, toughness, and domination as idealized states.

1962. John Adams. Vol. 1. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. Adolescence Adolescence is the period of life from puberty to maturity. The word is sometimes used interchangeably with youth, but sociologists usually apply the term adolescence to the experience of youth after 1900, when education began to be prolonged and entry into the labor force de- Adolescence layed. Commencing with the pioneering work of G. Stanley Hall, psychologists often have portrayed adolescence as a time of unusual emotional stress, resulting in part from the widening gap between sexual maturity and the assumption of adult responsibility.

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