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  • Adolescent Storm and Stress

    An Evaluation of the Mead-freeman Controversy

    By James E. C“t‚, James E. Cote

    In 1928, Margaret Mead published her first book, entitled Coming of Age in Samoa, in which she described to the Western world an exotic culture where people "came of age" with a minimum of "storm and stress." In 1983, Derek Freeman, an Australian anthropologist, published a book in which he…

    Paperback – 2018-11-30 

  • Youth Development in Identity Societies

    Paradoxes of Purpose

    By James E. Cote

    This book explores the causes and consequences of the contradictions in young people’s lives stemming from the affluence–purpose paradox: a lack of purpose-in-life among many of those living in the most affluent societies in human history. This paradox is endemic to identity societies where people…

    Paperback – 2018-10-22 

  • Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Higher Education

    Edited by James E. Cote, Andy Furlong

    This is the first handbook to cover the sociological approaches to higher education. It is timely because of global expansions of mass higher educational systems, especially as these systems come under scrutiny by a variety of stakeholders. Questions are being raised about the value of traditional…

    Hardback – 2016-06-02
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Identity Formation, Youth, and Development

    A Simplified Approach

    By James E. Cote, Charles Levine

    The concept of identity is one of the most important ideas the social sciences have investigated in recent years, yet no introductory textbooks are available to those who want to gain a sense of this burgeoning field. The first of its kind, this text provides an introduction to the scientific study…

    Paperback – 2015-06-23
    Psychology Press

  • Identity, Formation, Agency, and Culture

    A Social Psychological Synthesis

    By James E. Cote, Charles G. Levine

    The goal of Identity, Formation, Agency, and Culture is to lay the basis of a theory with which to better understand the difficulties and complexities of identity formation. It provides an extensive understanding of identity formation as it relates to human striving (agency) and social organization…

    Paperback – 2002-04-01
    Psychology Press

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