Children & Youth
Sociology of Children & Youth focuses broadly on the institutional (family, education, media, medicine & the state) dynamics that shape childhood experiences and inequalities in the US and how they have changed over time; it also explores how race, class, sexuality and gender shape experiences of childhood and youth.
Who studies children & youth?
A selection of faculty publications on children & youth
- Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools by Amanda E. Lewis and John B. Diamond
- Families As They Really Are edited by Barbara J. Risman and Virginia Rutter
- Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself: Latina Girls and Sexual Identity by Lorena Garcia
- Girls in Trouble with the Law by Laurie Schaffner
- Race in the Schoolyard: Negotiating the Color Line in Classrooms and Communities by Amanda Lewis
- Teenage Runaways: Broken Hearts and ‘Bad Attitudes,’ by Laurie Schaffner
- Fields, Jessica and Lorena Garcia. Forthcoming (2018). “Loving Possibilities in the Studies of Sexualities and Youth.” In Cambridge Handbook of Sexual Development: Childhood and Adolescence, edited by Sharon Lamb and Jen Gilbert. Cambridge University Press.
- McTague, Tricia, Carissa Froyum and Barbara J. Risman. 2017. “Learning About Inequality from Kids: Interviewing Strategies for Getting Beneath Equality Rhetoric” in Sociological Studies of Children and Youth, Volume 22
- Rachel Allison and Barbara J. Risman. 2016. “Marriage Delay, Time to Play? Martial Horizons and Hooking up in College.” Sociological Inquiry. Vol 87, 3. Pp 472-500.
- Schaffner, Laurie. 2014. “Out of Sight, Out of Compliance: US Detained Girls’ Health Justice,” Contemporary Justice Review: Issues in Criminal, Social, and Restorative Justice, 17(2): 1-24.