Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media (MIT, 2009)
Authors: Mizuko Ito, Sonja Baumer, Matteo Bittanti, Danah Boyd, Rachel Cody, Becky Herr-Stephenson, Heather A. Horst, Patricia G. Lange, Dilan Mahendran, Katynka Z. Martinez, C. J. Pascoe, Dan Perkel, Laura Robinson, Christo Sims and Lisa Tripp
Who’s Watching : Daily Practices of Surveillance Among Contemporary Families. (Vanderbilt, 2009)
Editors: Margaret K. Nelson (Middlebury College) and Anita Ilta Garey (University of Connecticut)
Transactions at Play : Volume 9 (University Press of America, 2009)
Editor: Cindy Dell Clark (Rutgers University, Center for Children and Childhood Studies).
Missing Bodies: The Politics of Visibility (NYU, 2009)
Authors: Monica J. Casper (Arizona State University’s New College) and Lisa Jean Moore (Purchase College, SUNY)
Our Schools Suck: Students Talk Back to a Segregated Nation on the Failures of Urban Education (NYU, 2009)
Authors: Gaston Alonso, Noel S. Anderson, Celina Su and Jeanne Theoharis (Brooklyn College of CUNY)
Divided By Borders: Mexican Migrants and their Children (UC Press, 2010)
Author: Joanna Dreby (Kent State University)
Mental Health and Emerging Adulthood among Homeless Young People (Psychology Press, 2009)
Author: Les B. Whitbeck (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Unanticipated Gains : Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life (Oxford, 2009)
Author: Mario Luis Small (University of Chicago)
Longing and Belonging: Parents, Children and Consumer Culture (California, 2009, $21.95 pb)
Author: Allison Pugh
How To Keep Your Children Safe: A Guide For Parents University Press of New England.
Author: Yvonne Vissing
Forbidden Fruit: Sex and Religion in the Lives of American Teenagers (Oxford, 2007, $25)
Author: Mark Regnerus, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
Biography and the Sociological Imagination: Contexts and Contingencies
Author: Michael J. Shanahan and Ross Macmillan
JOURNALS AND FEATURED RESEARCH PROGRAMS:
Special Issue of Current Sociology on Childhood Sociology, March 2010. Featuring Section Members!
New Article, April 2010: Kristen Myers and Laura Raymond. "Elementary School Girls and Heteronormativity: The Girl Project," Gender & Society, 24(2), 167-188.
Child, Youth, and Environments, Special Issue now available:
Volume 18, number 1 of the Children, Youth and Environments Journal is now online. Guest edited by Lori Peek, this special issue examines the vulnerability and resilience of children and youth before, during and after disasters.
More information about the journal can be found here: www.colorado.edu/journals/cye
Special Issue of New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, Special Guest Editor: Jeylan T. Mortimer. Issue No. 119 (Spring 2008).
This issue is inspired by a stirring address that Frank Furstenberg delivered at the 2006 Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, “Diverging development: The not so invisible hand of social class in the United States.” He called on social scientists interested in the study of development to expand their purview beyond investigations of the developmental impacts of poverty to consider the full gamut of social class variation in our increasingly unequal society. The gradations of class alter the social supports, resources and opportunities, as well as the constraints facing parents as they attempt to guide their children toward the acquisition of adult roles. This issue examines the impacts of social class origin on the highly formative period of transition to adulthood. Drawing on findings from the Youth Development Study and other sources, the authors examine social class differences in adult child-parent relationships, intimacy and family formation, higher educational attainment, the school-to work transition, the emergence of work-family conflict, and harassment in the workplace. The authors indicate new directions for research that will enhance understanding of the problems facing our nation’s young people. These articles will persuade social policy makers to develop social interventions that will level the playing field and increase the opportunities for disadvantaged youth to become healthy and productive adults.
Lingxin Hao and colleagues— On-going project related to children and youth. See publication updates here.
Lingxin Hao (PI) and Sue-ling Pong (co-PI) are currently conducting an inter-generational mobility project. This project examines the role of public high schools in the upward mobility of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The central research question is: Do public high schools compensate for the out-of-school learning disadvantage faced by underprivileged students? The overarching goal is to identify the specific structural and relational attributes of public high schools that prepare disadvantaged students to ascend the social ladder.
Wei-Jun Jean Yeung and colleagues:
Yeung, W.J., “Intergenerational Racial Stratification and Children’s Cognitive Achievement”, National Science Foundation. Principal Investigator. (Co-PI: Caroline Persell).
Yeung, W.J. and Pfeiffer, K.M. Forthcoming. “The Black-White Test Score Gap and Early Home Environment”, Social Science Research.
Yeung, W.J. and Conley, D. 2008. “Black-White Achievement Gap and Family Wealth”, Child Development 79(2): 303-324.
An article by Jan Phillips, 'Accomplishing family through toy consumption', published in CHILDREN, MEDIA AND CONSUMPTION, Karin M. Ekstrom & Birgitte Tufte (editors), has received the first ITRA-BTHA prize for excellence in toy research. The award is given by the International Toy Research Association with sponsorship by the British Toy and Hobby Association. Jan Phillips was in Nafplion, Greece, on 10 July 2008 to receive the award and deliver a talk on her research.
The SSSP is pleased to offer you the Agenda for Social Justice, Solutions 2008, which represents an effort by our professional association to nourish a more "public sociology" that will be easily accessible and useful to policy makers The web page for the project is located here: http://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/323. The chapters are available for free download, and may be suitable as cost-effective supplementary readings in many social problems-related courses.