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Unformatted text preview: modified to take into account individual differences and cultural variations. • Margaret Mead’s challenges to Hall’s recapitulation theory o Choices create storm and stress o Did research in Samoa SOCI 305 2 2/16/2010 o Hall was experiencing adolescence wholly different from his own adolescence in a rural society o Parents and communities have expectations and pressures o Adolescence is a social construct based on cultural traditions and social structure • New paradigm for the sociology of adolescence o We need to look at adolescents’ experiences as not just phases but more permanent kinds of expression o Relationship with authority o Respect choices/learn about them o Length of adolescence linked with gender and social structure o Agents of change o Determine value, self-awareness o Difficult to study with ethnography...
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- Spring '10
- Sociology, adolescence o Rebellious