Re/constructing "the Adolescent"

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Young people today are frequently demonized by media images as well as by classroom reports. Dominant discourses, as ways of seeing and talking about youths, are constructed and managed by adults and offer young people a limited set of roles to play and options for engaging with society. Contributors to altIgRe/Constructing the -Adolescent- problematize the -social construction of the adolescent- through a critique of the discourses that position youths and an examination of how youths enact, contest, and sometimes transform those same discourses. These studies, combining empirical research and semiotic analyses, offer a fresh perspective on young people in western societies today, at the level of everyday discourse, embodied through gesture and symbolic action, with material effects.qOf course, Tom was not referring to the writing of fictional narratives, nor to writing in first-person. ... relations, indexed in the fifth grade story Jocelyn wrote, relate to the figured world of scientific practice that Jocelyn was apprenticed into?

Title:Re/constructing "the Adolescent"
Author:Jennifer Andrea Vadeboncoeur, Lisa Patel Stevens
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2005


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