Revisiting the Adolescent Society in the late 1990s and early 2000s

This is the link to my first published article as a co-author. This paper revisits James Coleman’s The Adolescent Society by using data from 7 schools in the Chicago metropolitan area. Studying school cliques and cultures is a window through which my current sociology students start to understand the constructed nature of society and the real social, political, and economic impacts of those constructed categories. This is an oldie-but-goodie that made me critically think through a classic sociological study and then perform hundreds of phone interviews and use other mixed methods to understand the adolescent society of the late 1990s and early 2000s.

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