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What is an adolescent?

March 19, 2011

What is it that defines an adult? What is it that defines an adolescent or a child? How is it that we categorise someone into these groups?

Valentine argues that the adolescent’s transition into adulthood is defined by certain boundary crossings; by transitions into the labour market; by leaving education; by leaving home; citizenship and participation… what of transitions into political awareness/effective citizenship in democracy?

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