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Title:
The rise and fall of the American teenager
Author:
Hine, Thomas, 1947-
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Edition:
First Perennial edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Perennial 2000.

©1999
Physical Description:
viii, 322 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
First published by Bard in 1999.

"An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers"
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780380728534
Format :
Book

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In the groundbreaking work, Thomas Hine examines the American teenager as a social invention shaped by the needs of the twentieth century. With intelligence, insight, imagination, and humorm he traces the culture of youth in America-from the spiritual trials of young Puritans and the vision quests of Native Americans to the media-blitzed consumerism of contempory thirteen-to-nineteen -year-olds. The resulting study is a glorious appreciation of youth that challenges us to confront our sterotypesm, rethink our expectations, and consider anew the lives of those individuals who are blessing, our bane, and our future.