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Prom Night: Youth, Schools and Popular Culture

Social science


by
Amy L. Best

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 240 pages

File size: 2.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Best shows us that, while the prom is often trivialized, most kids take the prom seriously. The prom is a space where kids work through their understanding of authority, social class, gender norms, and multicultural schooling. Proms are more than just pictures and puffed sleeves–they are a mythic part of youth culture and, for better or worse, will always be a night to remember.