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Title:
Suburban youth in cultural crisis
Author:
Larkin, Ralph W., 1940-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Oxford University Press, [1979]

©1979
Physical Description:
xi, 259 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1170 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780195025224

9780195025231
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Based on participant-observation research at an upper-middle class suburban high school, this book incisively explains the causes and consequences of the decline of American public education throughout the 1960s and 1970s.


Author Notes

Ralph W. Larkin is at Rutgers University.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. viii
1 Welcome to the Great American Dreamp. 1
Notesp. 21
2 Youth in Post-Scarcity Americap. 24
Notesp. 61
3 Jocks, Grinds, Freaks, Greasers, Bobos, Rah-Rahs, Hard Guys, Nerds and Others: The Social Structure of Utopia Highp. 67
Notesp. 93
4 Paean to Dionysus: Sex and Drugsp. 95
Notesp. 123
5 The Politics of Meaninglessnessp. 125
Conclusion Who Gives a Damn?p. 160
Notesp. 162
6 The Other Side of the Barricadep. 165
Conclusion the Politics of Agep. 197
7 Youth and the Degradation of Everyday Lifep. 201
Methodological Appendixp. 227
Referencesp. 247
Indexp. 253
Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. viii
1 Welcome to the Great American Dreamp. 1
Notesp. 21
2 Youth in Post-Scarcity Americap. 24
Notesp. 61
3 Jocks, Grinds, Freaks, Greasers, Bobos, Rah-Rahs, Hard Guys, Nerds and Others: The Social Structure of Utopia Highp. 67
Notesp. 93
4 Paean to Dionysus: Sex and Drugsp. 95
Notesp. 123
5 The Politics of Meaninglessnessp. 125
Conclusion Who Gives a Damn?p. 160
Notesp. 162
6 The Other Side of the Barricadep. 165
Conclusion the Politics of Agep. 197
7 Youth and the Degradation of Everyday Lifep. 201
Methodological Appendixp. 227
Referencesp. 247
Indexp. 253

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