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Adolescence and Society

Series Editor: John Coleman

In the 20 years since it began, this series has published some of the key texts in the field of adolescent studies. The series has covered a very wide range of subjects, almost all of them being of central concern to students, researchers and practitioners. A mark of its success is that a number of books have gone to second and third editions, illustrating its popularity and reputation.

The primary aim of the series is to make accessible to the widest possible readership important and topical evidence relating to adolescent development. Much of this material is published in relatively inaccessible professional journals, and the objective of the books has been to summarise, review and place in context current work in the field, so as to interest and engage both an undergraduate and a professional audience.

The intention of the authors is to raise the profile of adolescent studies among professionals and in institutions of higher education. By publishing relatively short, readable books on topics of current interest to do with youth and society, the series makes people more aware of the relevance of the subject of adolescence to a wide range of social concerns.

The books do not put forward any one theoretical viewpoint. The authors outline the most prominent theories in the field and include a balanced and critical assessment of each of these. Whilst some of the books may have a clinical or applied slant, the majority concentrate on normal development.

The readership rests primarily in two major areas: the undergraduate market, particularly in the fields of psychology, sociology and education; and the professional training market, with particular emphasis on social work, clinical and educational psychology, counselling, youth work, nursing and teacher training.

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1-10 of 22 results in Adolescence and Society
  1. Young People and the Care Experience

    Research, Policy and Practice

    By Julie Shaw, Nick Frost

    Series: Adolescence and Society

    The care system looks after the most vulnerable young people in society – those who are, for a variety of reasons, unable to live with their parents. Young People and the Care Experience examines what can be done to support young people to remain at home, and if this is not possible, how they can...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Trafficked Young People

    Breaking the Wall of Silence

    By Jenny J. Pearce, Patricia Hynes, Silvie Bovarnick

    Series: Adolescence and Society

    Human trafficking constitutes one of the most serious human rights violations of our time. However, many social work practitioners still have a poor and incomplete understanding of the experiences of children and young people who have been trafficked. In Trafficked Young People, the authors call...

    Published January 28th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Teenagers and Technology

    By Chris Davies, Rebecca Eynon

    Series: Adolescence and Society

    The popular media often presents a negative picture of young people and technology. From addiction to gaming, the distractions of the Internet, to the risks of social networking, the downsides of new technology in the lives of teenagers are often over-blown. Teenagers and Technology presents a...

    Published November 26th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Illegal Leisure Revisited

    Changing Patterns of Alcohol and Drug Use in Adolescents and Young Adults

    By Judith Aldridge, Fiona Measham, Lisa Williams

    Series: Adolescence and Society

    This book updates the progress into adulthood of the cohort of fourteen-year-olds who were recruited and tracked until they were eighteen years old. Illegal Leisure (1998) described their adolescent journeys and lifestyles, focusing on their early regular drinking and extensive ‘recreational’ drug...

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  5. The Nature of Adolescence, 4th Edition

    By John C. Coleman

    Series: Adolescence and Society

    The fourth edition of this successful textbook provides an up-to-date introduction to all of the key features of adolescent development. While drawing on the North American literature on adolescence, it highlights European perspectives and also provides unique coverage of the topic by...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Wired Youth

    The Social World of Adolescence in the Information Age

    By Gustavo Mesch, Ilan Talmud

    Series: Adolescence and Society

    The debate on the social impact of information and communication technologies is particularly important for the study of adolescent life, because through their close association with friends and peers, adolescents develop life expectations, school aspirations, world views, and behaviors. This...

    Published March 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  7. Moving Out, Moving On

    Young People's Pathways In and Through Homelessness

    By Shelley Mallett, Doreen Rosenthal, Deb Keys, Roger Averill

    Series: Adolescence and Society

    Based on rich interview data drawn from a large scale longitudinal study of homeless young people, this book examines the personal, familial and structural factors that impact on homeless young people’s long-term outcomes. While telling the personal stories of young people’s experiences, the book...

    Published November 12th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Adolescent Coping

    Advances in Theory, Research and Practice, 2nd Edition

    By Erica Frydenberg

    Series: Adolescence and Society

    Young people need to cope in a variety of settings, including school, home, peer groups and the workplace, and with a range of life problems such as examinations and parental divorce. This thoroughly revised and updated new edition of Adolescent Coping presents the latest research and applications...

    Published May 15th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Social Networks in Youth and Adolescence

    By John Cotterell

    Series: Adolescence and Society

    This thoroughly revised new edition looks at the nature of social networks, their changing configurations, and the forces of influence they unleash in shaping the life experiences of young people between the ages of 12 and 25 years. The author draws on both social and psychological research to...

    Published May 10th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Sexuality in Adolescence

    Current Trends, 2nd Edition

    By Susan M. Moore, Doreen A. Rosenthal

    Series: Adolescence and Society

    Sexuality in Adolescence considers the latest theory and research on adolescent development, focusing on sexuality as a vital aspect of normal, healthy maturation. Biological changes are discussed within a social context, and the latest research is presented on key issues of our time, including...

    Published October 26th 2006 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Adolescence and Body Image: From Development to Prevention
    By Lina A Ricciardelli
    To Be Published April 14th 2015
  2. Sexuality in Adolescence: The Digital Generation
    By Meredith Temple-Smith, Susan Moore, Doreen Rosenthal
    To Be Published July 31st 2015

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