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Youth in cities [electronic resource] : a cross-national perspective / edited by Marta Tienda, William Julius Wilson.

Contributor(s): Tienda, Marta | Wilson, William J, 1935-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Jacobs Foundation series on adolescence: Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002Description: 1 online resource (xii, 288 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0521809088; 9780521809085; 0521005817 (pbk.); 9780521005814 (pbk.); 0511072465 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780511072468 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 0511064004 (electronic bk.); 9780511064005 (electronic bk.); 0511181086 (electronic bk.); 9780511181085 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Urban youth -- Cross-cultural studies | City children -- Cross-cultural studies | Youth with social disabilities -- Cross-cultural studies | Urban youth | City children | Youth with social disabilities | Electronic books | FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Life Stages -- Adolescence | FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Life Stages -- Teenagers | Jeugd | Steden | Sociale problemen | Vergelijkend onderzoek | Samfundsvidenskab SociologiGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Youth in cities.DDC classification: 305.235/09173/2 Other classification: 71.35 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Comparative perspectives of urban youth / Marta Tienda and William Julius Wilson -- Steering by the stars / Mamphela Ramphele -- Children show the way / Jill Swart-Kruger and Louise Chawla -- Adolescents as collaborators / Felton Earls and Mary Carlson -- Have cities ceased to function as "integration machines" for young people? / Wilhelm Heitmeyer -- From street children to all children / Irene Rizzini, Gary Barker, and Neide Cassaniga -- Youth crime, community development, and social justice / Robert White -- Youth violence prevention in America / Deborah Prothrow-Stith -- Social learning and community participation with children at risk in two marginalized urban neighborhoods in Amman, Jordan / Curtis N. Rhodes ... [et al.] -- Work by the young / Jim McKechnie and Sandy Hobbs -- Life skills for Ugandan youth / Fred Ogwal-Oyee -- Prospect and retrospect / Marta Tienda and William Julius Wilson.
Summary: Using both comparative evidence and case studies, this volume illustrates the common needs of youth throughout the world, despite the highly varied socio-cultural circumstances in which they develop, and makes a case for the role of youth as creative social assets and positive forces for social change.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Comparative perspectives of urban youth / Marta Tienda and William Julius Wilson -- Steering by the stars / Mamphela Ramphele -- Children show the way / Jill Swart-Kruger and Louise Chawla -- Adolescents as collaborators / Felton Earls and Mary Carlson -- Have cities ceased to function as "integration machines" for young people? / Wilhelm Heitmeyer -- From street children to all children / Irene Rizzini, Gary Barker, and Neide Cassaniga -- Youth crime, community development, and social justice / Robert White -- Youth violence prevention in America / Deborah Prothrow-Stith -- Social learning and community participation with children at risk in two marginalized urban neighborhoods in Amman, Jordan / Curtis N. Rhodes ... [et al.] -- Work by the young / Jim McKechnie and Sandy Hobbs -- Life skills for Ugandan youth / Fred Ogwal-Oyee -- Prospect and retrospect / Marta Tienda and William Julius Wilson.

Using both comparative evidence and case studies, this volume illustrates the common needs of youth throughout the world, despite the highly varied socio-cultural circumstances in which they develop, and makes a case for the role of youth as creative social assets and positive forces for social change.

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