Coming of Age in America: The Transition to Adulthood in the Twenty-First Century

Mary C. Waters (Editor) Patrick Joseph Carr (Editor)
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Product Details

University of California Press
Publish Date
September 20, 2011
5.9 X 8.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Mary C. Waters is M.E. Zukerman Professor of Sociology at Harvard University. She is author most recently of The Next Generation: Immigrant Youth in Comparative Perspective, and of Ethnic Options: Choosing Identities in America (UC Press), among other books. Patrick J. Carr is Associate Professor at Rutgers University. He is the author of Clean Streets: Controlling Crimes, Maintaining Order, and Building Community Activism and Hollowing Out the Middle: The Rural Brain Drain and What it Means for America. Maria J. Kefalas, Professor in the Department of Sociology at Saint Joseph's University, is the author of Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage (UC Press) among other books. Jennifer Holdaway is Program Director and China Representative at the Social Science Research Council. She is the author most recently of Environment and Health in China: Cross-disciplinary Perspectives.


"Coming of Age in America: The Transition to Adulthood in the Twenty-first Century offers an important new contribution to the growing literature on transitions to adulthood."--Jennifer Tilton"Urban Studies" (05/01/2013)
"[The book's] tremendously rich portrait of young people's pathways provides keen insight into the intricacies, twists, and turns in the process of becoming adult."--American Journal Of Sociology (09/20/2012)
"Impressive. . . . An excellent tool for discussions about adulthood and the road to adulthood for young adults."-- (08/30/2012)