Teen Life in Asia

What do Chinese teens do for weekend recreation? What do they value and care about? This volume shows that the lives of teens in prosperous and westernized Asian countries have much in common with those of American teens.

Teen Life in Asia

Are teenagers in Tokyo more or less mature than teens in Brooklyn? What do Chinese teens do for weekend recreation? What do they value and care about? This volume shows that the lives of teens in prosperous and westernized Asian countries have much in common with those of American teens. Obtaining a good education is paramount, and Asian interests and tastes--in pop culture and sports, for example--are in sync with their American counterparts. In poorer and politically restricted Asian nations, teen life and opportunities are more restricted, however. Greater focus and energy is given to helping the family survive. Yet it is the ancient cultural and religious traditions in Asian life that constitute the fundamental difference between American and Asian teens. This book is an insightful and sweeping introduction to the Asian teen experience--from a typical day to participation in religious ceremonies--in 15 countries.

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Teen Life in Asia
Language: en
Pages: 290
Authors: Judith J. Slater
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Are teenagers in Tokyo more or less mature than teens in Brooklyn? What do Chinese teens do for weekend recreation? What do they value and care about? This volume shows that the lives of teens in prosperous and westernized Asian countries have much in common with those of American teens.
Teen Life in the Middle East
Language: en
Pages: 268
Authors: ʻAlī Akbar Mahdī
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

The typical day, interests, and familial, social, and cultural lives of Middle Eastern teens are examined with unprecedented insight.
Teen Life in Europe
Language: en
Pages: 281
Authors: Shirley R. Steinberg
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Offers an introduction to teen life in Europe by examining 12 countries of the region.
Teen Life in Africa
Language: en
Pages: 333
Authors: Toyin Falola
Categories: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Thanks to its population growth rate, Africa has one of the highest numbers of teenagers in the world. This book explores the lives, cultures, and opportunities of African teens, offering students and general readers a substantial understanding of this important group.
Teen Life in Latin America and the Caribbean
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Cynthia Tompkins, Kristen Sternberg
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-04-30 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Teens in Latin America and the Caribbean generally face a difficult path to adulthood. Poverty and unemployment, violence, political instability, and emigration are frequently the norm in their native countries. Those from poorer families must often work as well as attend school, and opportunities for higher education and good jobs