Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

This is an analysis of the beneficial effects of community service on the political and moral identity of adolescents. This text uses a case study from a predominantly black, urban high school in Washington, D.C., building on the insights of Erik Erikson on the social and historical nature of identity development. The study seeks to show that service at a soup kitchen as part of a course on social justice gives opportunity to reflect on their status in society, on how society is organized, on how government should use its power, and on moral principles related to homelessness and poverty. By developing a sense of social responsibility and a civic commitment, young people can begin to see themselves as active agents in society. The book challenges negative steoptypes of contemporary adolescents, and illustrates how young people can use their talents for social good when given the opportunity. It is designed to interest those concerned with today's youth and tomorrow's society.

Buy Community Service and Social Responsibility in Youth book by James E. Youniss from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780226964836
ISBN-10: 0226964833
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 150mm x 12mm)
Pages: 194
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 7-Aug-1997
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Community Service and Social Responsibility in Youth book by James E. Youniss and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Author James E. Youniss

Roots of Civic Identity by James E. Youniss

Roots of Civic Identity

Paperback, November 2006