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Sociology 311Interactionist Perspectives on YouthWednesday September 8/2021“Adolescence is a 20thcentury invention”- The Governor, The Walking Dead
A Quick Look at the schedule for the next couple of weeks:W Sept. 08: The Social Construction of Youthposting of slides, video links and readingF Sept. 10: Reflective Group Discussion 01giving you some class time to work on the assignmentM Sept. 13: Marxist Positions on Youth and the Political Economy Perspectiveposting of slides, video links and readingW Sept 15: Reflective Group Discussion 02giving you some class time to work on the assignmentF Sept 17: LIVE class sessionTune in via Zoom 1:30-2:20pmWe will take questions about the course or anything else reallySession access information will be provided with slides on Sept. 13Miss the Introductory Q&A Session?Here is a link to the Zoom video:
The Social Construction of AdolescenceLink to Lecture Video Chapter OneIf these embedded links do not work kindly copy and paste the following web addressinto your internet browser:
Theoretical Perspectives on Youth:Interactionist TheoriesCentral assumptions of Symbolic Interactionism:-Impressions of ‘Objective Reality’ reached through humanconsensus; reinforced through transmission of ideologies andthe practices that they promote;-We actively contribute to shaping ‘social reality’ by virtue ofour beliefs and conduct, albeit in a manner which oftenescapes our own consciousness;-The processes through which we develop our individualidentities occurs through social interactions and the input wederive from others.
Adolescence as a Social ConstructThe life-stage of adolescence is a relativelyrecent construction of modern societies.Adolescence only exist insofar as weconsecrate adolescence as a real thing andcorrelate it with certain social scripts.It can be observed that we associate earlystages in the human lifecycle with a range ofexpectations and assumptions that arepromoted through the prevalent discourseswith which we discuss youth populations.
Prevalent Youth IdeologiesSchissel, Bernard. 2006. Still Blaming Children: Youth Conduct and the Politics of Child Hating.Halifax: Fernwood Publications.Ideologies surrounding “Children”Symbols of HopeSymbols of the FutureInnocenceVulnerabilityNaiveNeed to be protectedIdeologies surrounding “Adolescents”Symbols of RiskSymbols of DangerCorruptibleSelf-CenteredRecklessUnpredictableNeed to protect ourselves from themOver the early life-course, young persons arguably become the subject of two prevalentideologies, or lines of discourse in Western Society:Youth at riskandYouth as risk
The Social Construction of AdolescenceSchissel, Bernard. 2006. Still Blaming Children: Youth Conduct and the Politics of Child Hating.Halifax: Fernwood Publications.

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