Child & Youth Services
Child & youth services -- Editorials, Adolescence, Critical theory
Editorial. The author discusses the concept of adolescence and its acceptance as a biological imperative, a developmental mandate, and an explanation for young people's behavior. Topics discussed include the shift of the fundamentals of labor from largely agrarian to predominantly industrial forms, the 1904 naming of adolescence as a distinct life stage in the human experience, and adolescence as the default starting point for most adult interactions with youth in the academic and practice literatures.
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Published as: Ben Anderson-Nathe & Grant Charles (2019) We Can Do Better than “Adolescence”, Child & Youth Services, 40:3, 221-223, DOI: 10.1080/0145935X.2019.166196