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Constructing Adulthood

Agency and Subjectivity in Adolescence and Adulthood

Advances in Life Course Research publishes original theoretical analyses, integrative reviews, policy analyses and position papers, and theory-based empirical papers on issues involving all aspects of the human life course. Adopting a broad conception of the life course, it invites and welcomes contributions from all disciplines and fields of study interested in understanding, describing, and predicting the antecedents of and consequences for the course that human lives take from birth to death, within and across time and cultures, regardless of methodology, theoretical orientation, or disciplinary affiliation. Each volume is organized around a unifying theme.

Audience
Graduate students and researchers in anthropology and sociology, focused on the span of human life

Hardbound, 346 Pages

Published: November 2006

Imprint: Jai Press (elsevier)

ISBN: 978-0-7623-1201-6

Contents

  • PART I: INTRODUCTION1. ‘CONSTRUCTING ADULTHOOD’: AGENCY AND SUBJECTIVITY IN THE TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD **-** Ross MacmillanPART II: AGENCY: THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES2. AGENCY: AN EMPIRICAL MODEL OF AN ABSTRACT CONCEPT **-** Steven Hitlin and Glen H. Elder, Jr.3. ‘GROWING UP ALONE:’ THE ABSENCE OF YOUNG WOMEN’S POSITIVE LIFE MODELS **-** Pamela Aronson4. CHANCE EVENTS IN THE LIFE COURSE **-** Michael J. Shanahan and Erik Porfeli5. SELECTION PROCESSES AND VOCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: **-**A MULTI-METHOD APPROACH Melanie J. Zimmer-Gimbeck and Jeylan Mortimer6. CHILDHOOD DISADVANTAGE, ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT, **-**AND PRO-SOCIAL BEHAVIOR IN EARLY ADULTHOOD J. Brian Brown and Daniel T. LichterPART III: SUBJECTIVITY IN THE LIFE COURSE: ISSUES AND APPLICATIONS7. A SUBJECTIVE APPROACH TO SCHOOLING AND THE **-**TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD Aaron Pallas8. ENTRY INTO ADULTHOOD: ARE ADULT ROLE TRANSITIONS **-**MEANINGFUL MARKERS OF ADULT IDENTITY Janel Benson and Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr.9. THE ‘INNER SIDE’ OF THE TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD: HOW **-**YOUNG ADULTS SEE THE PROCESS OF BECOMING AND ADULT Megan Andrew, Jennifer Eggerling-Boeck, Gary Sandefur and Buffy Smith10. THE TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD FROM THE PERSPECTIVE **-**OF TRANSITIONING YOUNG ADULTS: FINDINGS FROM A NEWBATTERY OF INTENSIVE INTERVIEWS Doug Hartmann and Teresa Toguchi Swartz11. RELATIVE AGE IN THE TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD **-** Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson, Justin A. Berg, and Toni Sirotzki

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