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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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A Tribe Apart: A Journey Into the Heart of American Adolescence

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For three fascinating, disturbing years, writer Patricia Hersch journeyed inside a world that is as familiar as our own children and yet as alien as some exotic culture--the world of adolescence. As a silent, attentive partner, she followed eight teenagers in the typically American town of Reston, Virginia, listening to their stories, observing their rituals, watching them fulfill their dreams and enact their tragedies. What she found was that America's teens have fashioned a fully defined culture that adults neither see nor imagine--a culture of unprecedented freedom and baffling complexity, a culture with rules but no structure, values but no clear morality, codes but no consistency.

Is it society itself that has created this separate teen community? Resigned to the attitude that adolescents simply live in "a tribe apart," adults have pulled away, relinquishing responsibility and supervision, allowing the unhealthy behaviors of teens to flourish. Ultimately, this rift between adults and teenagers robs both generations of meaningful connections. For everyone's world is made richer and more challenging by having adolescents in it.

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rbatson99, September 23, 2006 (view all comments by rbatson99)
It is compelling from start to finish. I am a mother of a preteen and an education major. I read the book as required reading for a pedagogy class and am adding it to my library to share. It is wonderful and touching. I am definitely reading all her books.
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ISBN:
9780345435941
Preface:
Hersch, Patricia
Author:
Hersch, Patricia
Preface by:
Hersch, Patricia
Preface:
Hersch, Patricia
Author:
Hersch, Patricia
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Adolescence
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to present)
Subject:
Teenagers
Subject:
Youth
Subject:
Teenagers -- United States.
Subject:
Adolescence - General
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
Subject:
Life Stages - Adolescence
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st trade paperback ed.
Series Volume:
AL7
Publication Date:
19990831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.27x5.54x.90 in. .76 lbs.

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