Adolescent Portraits : Identity, Relationships, and Challenges

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Adolescent Portraits is a compelling anthology of first-person accounts written by college students which illustrate the contemporary theories and research that surround adolescent development today. These real-life cases represent a fascinating, diverse cross-section of contemporary adolescence and cover a variety of issues, including family and peer relationships, eating disorders, self image, illness, and disabilities.

Table of Contents

Cases Categorized by Themep. viii
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Overviewp. 1
Identityp. 7
Values and Ideology
Someday My Elders Will Be Proudp. 15
Things Began to Clickp. 28
The Struggle of a Lifetimep. 43
The Self in Social Contexts
The Hatred Withinp. 55
Una Muchacha Decentep. 69
What If I Don't Want to Whistle?p. 84
In Search of My Voicep. 98
The Girl in Mep. 115
Falling for Someonep. 129
Relationshipsp. 141
The Family I Havep. 146
Falling from My Pedestalp. 161
They Said I Was Beautifulp. 177
Beyond the Euphoric Buzzp. 189
Holding My Breathp. 203
Color-Blindp. 217
Challengesp. 229
Badp. 237
The Simple Beauty of a Conversationp. 248
Forever an Awkward Adolescentp. 262
Follow-up David: Thirteen Years Laterp. 272
Proud of the Strength I Hadp. 278
Seeking the Best of Both Worldsp. 287
Follow-up Phuoc: Nine Years Laterp. 303
Contributorsp. 311
Bibliographyp. 313
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