Prom Night: Youth, Schools and Popular Culture

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Taylor & Francis, 23 de ago de 2000 - 240 páginas
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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.

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For many, the prom is the highlight of their high school senior year. For others, it is a time of expectations, transitions, and transformations. Best (sociology, San Jose State Univ.) looks at ... Ler resenha completa

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Amy L. Best is associate professor of sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at George Mason University. She is author of "Prom Night: Youth, Schools and Popular Culture", which was selected for a 2002 American Educational Studies Association Critics?Choice Award and of "Fast Cars, Cool Rides: The Accelerating World of Youth and Their Cars" (NYU Press, 2006).

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