Teenagers in cross-cultural perspective

Judith Preissle (preissle@MOE.COE.UGA.EDU)
Wed, 3 Apr 1996 16:18:04 -0500

Judith Preissle
University of Georgia

Alice Schlegel and Herbert Barry III's synthesis, "Adolescence: An
Anthropological Inquiry," (New York: Free Press, 1991) is a current
examination of these issues. Here's a quote from page 205: "Researchers
have failed to find the Sturm and Drang that supposedly characterizes
adolescence in Western society, nor does it generally seem to
characterize adolescence in moderning societies either."

> Date: Mon, 1 Apr 1996 17:38:53 -0600
> From: Terrell <terrell@FMPPR.FMNH.ORG>
> Subject: Teenagers in cross-cultural perspective
> Can anyone recommend a good article or book updating me on anthropology's
> current understanding of the Teen years? How well does Mead's old view
> stand or is there now reason to think "troublesome Teens" are universal?
> I've got a friend who doesn't understand why I don't think it is inevitable
> that the Teen years must be hard on parents & kids.
> John Edward Terrell
> New Guinea Research Program
> The Field Museum, Chicago, IL 60605 USA
> (312) 922-9410 X330 terrell@fmppr.fmnh.org