Youth and Youth Cultures Study Guide for Quiz 1

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Study Sheet for Friday’s Quiz Social Role – Expectations about feelings, activities and thinking assigned to a given social position or status Social Identity – A self system that is comprised of all of the roles in which a person occupies and enacts in the course of a given stage in life. Psychological Alienation – Feelings of loneliness, powerlessness and hopelessness Sociological Alienation – The domination of humans by their own products; material, political and ideological Ideology – A set of beliefs, attitudes and norms that are used to justify or explain existing social relationships What is Youth? Age, Legal Rights, Economic Position, Responsibilities, College, Identity Formation, Labeled as youth, Self-Concept What’s Important is that Youth is: A social stage – not just biological Socially created and defined
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Unformatted text preview: Assigned a cluster of roles and statuses What are three main points in “The Concept of Youth”? 1- Youth roles are divided by ethnicity and gender 2 – Youth are seen in a dualistic way (the future vs. degenerates) 3 – Surveillance and lack of trust in youth today Why do policy makers prefer psychological explanations for turmoil of youth?-It is easier to deal with and pin-point rather than changing the entire culture. Also, they don’t have to take the brunt of the blame What are key factors up to WWII that led to the development of adolescence as a stage of life? Changes in economic structure, cultural change and political factors…. Especially mass schooling Why is youth an increasingly long transition stage? No rites of passage, marginal status, lack of clear roles and norms...
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