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Adolescent Diversity in Ethnic, Economic, and Cultural Contexts
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Adolescent Diversity in Ethnic, Economic, and Cultural Contexts

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January 2000 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

How do adolescents who hail from non-white, poor, or rural backgrounds reconcile their ethnic or traditional heritage with the largely white, middle-class, urban world of modern America? How does this issue impact their development and behavior? This volume in the Advances in Adolescent Development series addresses these questions by focusing on how demographic diversity (defined by race, ethnicity, community size, region, and wealth) shape adolescent experiences and development. With contributions by recognized experts in their field, the book explores: competence among urban adolescents living in poverty; rural youth and how their experiences differ from other adolescents'; the development of contemporary Appalachian youth; how Native American youth negotiate the challenges of adolescent development; Asian American adolescents from the perspectives of academic achievement, ethnic identity and psychological adjustment; poor versus positive functioning among African American adolescents and the factors that produce these outcomes; and, a phenomenological variant of ecological systems theory as a framework to review research on American adolescent diversity that goes well beyond the traditional focus on minorities.


R Montemayor
Paths to Adulthood
Adolescent Diversity in Contemporary America

 
H Yoshikawa and E Seidman
Competence among Urban Adolescents in Poverty
Multiple Forms, Contexts and Developmental Processes

 
L Crockett, M Shanahan and J Jackson-Newsom
Rural Youth
Ecological and Life Course Perspectives

 
S Wilson and G Peterson
Growing Up in Appalachia
Ecological Influences on Adolescent Development

 
F Beauvais
Indian Adolescence
Opportunity and Challenge

 
F Castro, G Boyer and H Balcazar
Healthy Adjustment in Mexican American and Other Hispanic Adolescents
F Leong, R Chato and E Hardin
Asian American Adolescents
A Research Review to Dispel the Model Minority Myth

 
R Taylor, L Jacobsen and D Roberts
Ecological Correlates of the Social and Emotional Adjustment of African American Adolescents
M Cunningham and M Beale Spencer
Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Studying Minority Adolescents
R Montemayor
The Variety of Adolescent Experiences

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