ERIC Number: ED404395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Urban Girls: Resisting Stereotypes, Creating Identities.
Leadbeater, Bonnie J. Ross, Ed.; Way, Niobe, Ed.
This book presents the efforts of a number of researchers to understand the development of diverse groups of adolescent girls by focusing on the experience of low-income adolescent girls on their own terms, and usually in their own voices. In some chapters, girls are the sole focus of discussion, and in others, boys and girls are discussed in order to highlight gender similarities and differences in development. The selections emphasize what is normative about adolescence in 21 chapters grouped into the following sections: (1) "Identity Development"; (2) "Family Relationships"; (3) "Peer Relationships"; (4) "Mentoring Relationships"; (5) "Sexuality"; (6) "Health Risks"; and (7) "Career Development." These essays concern how young low-income urban adolescent girls define the goals that shape who they are becoming and the steps they make toward claiming adult identities. These articles offer concrete answers to questions of how culture and limited resources influence adolescent development. Each chapter contains references. (Contains 19 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Development, Child Development, Females, Health, Interpersonal Relationship, Mentors, Sex Differences, Sexuality, Urban Youth
New York University Press, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10003 (paperback: ISBN-0-8147-5108-3, $24,95; clothbound: ISBN-0-8147-5107-5).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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