Read-iculously Low Prices

The Road to Whatever: Middle-Class Culture and the Crisis of Adolescence

Author:
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $18.00
Our Price: $5.39 USD
FREE Shipping on orders over $35
Qty Avail: 91

Bargain Book Copy


In this groundbreaking book, acclaimed sociologist and Pulitzer Prize finalist Elliott Currie draws on years of interviews to offer a profound investigation of what has gone wrong for so many "mainstream" American adolescents. Rejecting such predictable answers as TV violence, permissiveness, and inherent evil, Currie links this crisis to a pervasive "culture of exclusion" fostered by a society in which medications trump guidance and a punitive "zero tolerance" approach to adolescent misbehavior has become the norm. Broadening his inquiry, he dissects the changes in middle-class life that stratify the world into "winners" and "losers," imposing an extraordinarily harsh culture - and not just on kids. Vivid, compelling, and deeply empathetic, The Road to Whatever is a stark indictment of a society that has lost the will - or the capacity - to care.

NOTE: This title is a Bargain Book Copy, purchased direct from various publishers as excess inventory or a store return. The book is in new condition and will, in most cases, have a small dot or line on the edge of the book. It may also have a price sticker on it from the original store it was returned from. For more information please refer to the information page Our Product.

You May Also Like

More info...

ISBN: 9780805080001
Publisher: Owl Books (NY)
Language: English
Page Count: 305
Size: 9.06" l x 5.98" w x 0.75"
Series: N/A