The Culture of Adolescent Risk-Taking


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An in-depth exploration of the relationship between adolescent risk-taking and peer group culture, based on extensive interviews with teens themselves, this elegantly written book shows that taking risks is a natural and necessary part of growing up. The author proposes that risks are declarations of the self, worn like badges of autonomy, or defiance, or group membership. With a broad interpretive approach locating human action within the symbolic forms, communicative practices, and shared idioms of culture, Cynthia ...

The Culture of Adolescent Risk-Taking 1997, Guilford Publications, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781572302327

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