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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- Spring '07
- Sociology, hopelessness Sociological Alienation, Quiz Social Role, increasingly long transition, Especially mass schooling