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The Emergence of Youth Societies: A Cross-Cultural Approach


reviewed by Richard Blandy 1967

coverTitle: The Emergence of Youth Societies: A Cross-Cultural Approach
Author(s): David Gottlieb, Jon Reeves, Warren D. Ten Houten
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: , Pages: , Year:
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The title of this book is a misnomer. Despite some vague statements at the beginning of the book about the relationship between the emergence of youth cultures and the emergence of industralization, this promising line of thought is not developed. On the contrary, the evidence presented shows that the emergence of youth societies is related to the desire and ability of adults to help adolescents attain their goals and that the formation of attitudes of solidarity amongst youth is a phenomenon in many cultures, both primitive and modern. Furthermore, the approach is cross-cultural in only a limited sense: the authors themselves admit that their theoretical system has not been subject to any rigid empirical cross-cultural validation. Finally, only the first 48 pages of the book are devoted to analysis of the problem in hand. The remainder of the book (368 pages out of the entire 416) is a bibliography of materials... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 68 Number 6, 1967, p. 518-518
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2225, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 5:47:49 PM

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