Mind Fields: Adolescent Consciousness in a Culture of Distraction Fourth Printing

Thomas J. Cottle

You are here: Home - Uncategorized - Mind Fields: Adolescent Consciousness in a Culture of Distraction Fourth Printing


Mind Fields: Adolescent Consciousness in a Culture of Distraction Fourth Printing

Mind Fields Adolescent Consciousness in a Culture of Distraction Fourth Printing In Mind Fields Thomas J Cottle argues that the period known as adolescence is essentially a social construct influenced greatly by popular culture To understand young people therefore is to recogni

  • Title: Mind Fields: Adolescent Consciousness in a Culture of Distraction Fourth Printing
  • Author: Thomas J. Cottle
  • ISBN: 9780820449227
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Paperback
  • In Mind Fields, Thomas J Cottle argues that the period known as adolescence is essentially a social construct influenced greatly by popular culture To understand young people, therefore, is to recognize how the very consciousness of adolescents is shaped by a culture, dominated by the entertainment industry, and the power of television and the computer, constantly urgingIn Mind Fields, Thomas J Cottle argues that the period known as adolescence is essentially a social construct influenced greatly by popular culture To understand young people, therefore, is to recognize how the very consciousness of adolescents is shaped by a culture, dominated by the entertainment industry, and the power of television and the computer, constantly urging them to turn away from the normal evolution of their personal and social lives In this fundamentally distracting environment, young people explore their consciousness, sharing it with others, as well as form their sense of identity, all the while having these most inner experiences affected as much by the culture as by their own temperaments and personalities It is the culture that determines the forms of recognition and independence, as well as intimacy and attachment that adolescents must learn In the end, the author argues for the value of self reflection as a critical ingredient of identity formation and a fundamental antidote to distracting cultural influences.

    • [PDF] Download ☆ Mind Fields: Adolescent Consciousness in a Culture of Distraction Fourth Printing | by ✓ Thomas J. Cottle
      217 Thomas J. Cottle
    • thumbnail Title: [PDF] Download ☆ Mind Fields: Adolescent Consciousness in a Culture of Distraction Fourth Printing | by ✓ Thomas J. Cottle
      Posted by:Thomas J. Cottle
      Published :2018-04-19T18:12:11+00:00

    One thought on “Mind Fields: Adolescent Consciousness in a Culture of Distraction Fourth Printing

    1. Salcab on said:

      Very powerful book. Concise and easy to follow up. Great quotes with substantial background information. The author is incredibly smart and sends the message clearly to his readers.Go Prof. Cottle!!

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *