Prom Night: Youth, Schools and Popular Culture
Amy L. Best
Page count: 240 pages
File size: 2.7 MB
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.