By Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

In pre-industrial societies, humans moved from early life to maturity at once, getting married and going to paintings early in existence. even supposing this nonetheless holds precise for lots of cultures, in international locations corresponding to the united states or Japan, youth has turn into a particular degree of lifestyles, the place children are cultural trendsetters and industry drivers.

The International Encyclopedia of Adolescence is an exhaustive socio-cultural survey of children all over the world. the point of interest is cultural and historic, and the paintings deals a hardly ever came across all over the world standpoint. Entries are compiled via specialists from many fields of research, together with anthropology, historical past, psychology, and sociology.

Unlike latest works, the Encyclopedia does now not rigidity organic or psycho-pathological concerns. It addresses myths and realities of youth by way of taking a look at the particular lifetime of youngsters in areas as assorted as Iran, India, France, the us, or Japan. It additionally explains how teenager cultures have built in a few nations and the way children care for the conflicts among culture and modernity in others. state assurance examines cultural ideals, gender, own and cultural id, relationships (familial), neighbors and friends, love and sexuality, schooling, paintings, media, difficulties, and outlook for the longer term, plus subject matters specific to the tradition or sector mentioned.

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