ADEN 1300 Youth in Twenty-First Century (Fall: 4 )
As national and international boundaries evaporate in this interconnected always “on” world, our understanding of young people as a force in the 21st century changes continuously. Topics include the relationship between youth and mass culture, youth as consumers and producers. Examines growing up without a childhood, the impact of dislocation, instability, youth’s political activism, the emergence of “teenage”, “student”, “young adult” as social constructs and how these interact with categories of race, gender and identity. Readings include: A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini; Life of Pi, Yann Martel; Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd; Coming of Age in Mississippi, Anne Moody; The Next Better Place: A Father and Son on the Road, Michael Keith; Twilight, Stephanie Meyer.
Last Updated: 20-Feb-14