eBook Teen Issues in S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders, 1st Edition

  • David Nelson
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  • ISBN-10: 0737766158
  • ISBN-13: 9780737766158
  • DDC: 813.54
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 161 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released July 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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This volume of Social Issues in Literature explores S.E. Hinton's classic novel The Outsiders through the lens of teen issues. The text discusses a variety of topics, including Hinton's life and influences, whether the novel offers an overly romanticized view of teen life, and whether social bonds are important for economically disadvantaged teens. The book also explores contemporary perspectives on teen issues, such as a look at modern teen class divisions and the relationship between parenting, masculinity, and teen violence.

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Features and Benefits

  • This series brings together the disciplines of sociology and literature in a unique format designed to support cross-curricular studies.
  • Each volume explores a work of literature through the lens of the major social issue reflected in it, and features carefully-selected content representing a variety of perspectives.
  • All volumes in the series contain biographical and critical information about the author; secondary excerpts offering both historical and contemporary views of the highlighted social issue; a timeline of the author's life; a "For Further Reading" section of other works on the issue; and a detailed subject index.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

David Nelson

David Nelson is a developer at Purdue University where he specializes in the development of educational games. He is currently leading a team of developers creating mobile games as part of an educational grant. He is also serving as a game-play and tool programmer on a grant from the National Science Foundation aimed at creating PC-based educational games. David is working on a B.S. in Computer Graphics Technology and a B.S. in Computer Science at Purdue University.