Roots of Civic Identity: International Perspectives on Community Service and Activism in Youth

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Discipline 1 Sociology
Discipline 2
Publication Title Roots of Civic Identity: International Perspectives on Community Service and Activism in Youth
Description This book brings together an international collection of essays that describes the state of community participation among the world's youth. Authors from around the globe use fresh empirical data to present portraits of contemporary youths constructing their civic identities through such means as community service and political activism. The image of "Generation X" as socially disconnected and apathetic is contradicted by young people's efforts to comprehend the complexities of society and to work toward the realization of social-moral ideals. The findings in this volume contribute to a theory of political socialization that bases youth's understanding of political aspects of society and citizenship on participation in community and civic activities, rather than on the intake of abstract pieces of formal information.
Publication Year 1999
Publication Author Miranda Yates, James Youniss
Publication Type Book
Publisher Univeristy of Chicago Press
Major Funders
Publication Link https://www.amazon.com/Roots-Civic-Identity-International-Perspectives/dp/052102840X