The Language of Adolescence: An Anthropological Approach to the Youth Culture

@article{Schwartz1967TheLO,
  title={The Language of Adolescence: An Anthropological Approach to the Youth Culture},
  author={Gary Schwartz and Don E. Merten},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  year={1967},
  volume={72},
  pages={453 - 468}
}
This paper examines the youth culture as a cultural system. It proposes that the model of the youth culture as a contraculture does not point to many of the most distinctive properties of the adolescent subculture. In order to appreciate the differences between adult and adolescent orientations to social reality, we mustlook at the meanings that peer-group norms have for adolescents. From this perspective, the youth culture is a genuinely independent subculture: The socialcategories inherent in… 

Role Transitions and Role Identities during Adolescence: A Symbolic Interactionist View

The purpose of this paper was to use symbolic interactionist concepts to conceptualize selected issues from the scholarship on pubertal change, parent-youth relationships, peer associations,

Social structure and peer terminology in a black adolescent gang

  • T. Labov
  • Sociology
    Language in Society
  • 1982
ABSTRACT Studies of the social organization of adolescent groups may not have always taken into account sufficiently the dual reality of the groups in which much of the youths' activities occur. Peer

The Symbols and Metaphors of Adolescent: An Interpretive Study on Growing up of Adolescent Boys in Rural Bangladesh

This paper has been explored on the interpretation of the symbols and metaphors of the life stage of adolescent boys in rural Bangladesh. Adolescent is a very contentious term and there is a

Mobile youth culture: A conceptual development:

The concept of “mobile youth culture” is frequently used in the field of adolescent mobile phone research to refer to the distinctive ways in which youths around the world embed the mobile phone in

Mobile youth culture: A conceptual development

The concept of “mobile youth culture” is frequently used in the field of adolescent mobile phone research to refer to the distinctive ways in which youths around the world embed the mobile phone in

Social Identity and Expressive Symbols: The Meaning of an Initiation Ritual1

This paper examines the relationship between expressive symbols and the identity transformations implicit in adolescent initiation rituals. Previous work views these rites as a means of insuring role

The Relative Influence of Parent-Adolescent Affect in Predicting the Salience Hierarchy among Youth

The purpose of this paper is to investigate he structure and process of social influence during adolescence. In particular, the sociocultural factors mediating and regulating the relative preferences

The Functions of Mass Media in the Political Socialization of Adolescents

This study suggests that the mass media serve as socializing agents by providing direct linkage to media and contents which are essential for the development of political values, and by contributing

From Nerds to Normals: The Recovery of Identity among Adolescents from Middle School to High School.

Extensive attention has been given to understanding the nature of adolescent identity, but little consideration has been given to the everyday social experiences and processes by which the content of

THE MORAL CONSTRUCTION OF STUDENT RIGHTS

This article describes the different forms of students' moral discourse at a Mexican secondary school, paying special attention to their judgments about teachers' arbitrary use of authority,
...

References

SHOWING 1-2 OF 2 REFERENCES

The Sociology of Parent-Youth Conflict*

IT IS in sociological terms that this paper attempts to frame and solve the sole question with which it deals, namely: Why does contemporary western civilization manifest an extraordinary amount of

Free Press, 1962), found this same dual orientation to parental and peer-group standards

  • 1962