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Thinking Aloud
Emergent Adulthood: Literary & Sociological Concerns
When do teens or young adults first begin to think of themselves as adults ... and what allows them to start thinking in this way? Our two guests for this interview provide an interdisciplinary discussionon emergent adulthood: Lance Erickson is a sociologist and Chris Crowe aprofessor of English with a specialty in young adult literature. The following titles are mentioned in this interview: "Oliver Twist," by Charles Dickens; "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," by Mark Twain; "Catcher in the Rye," by J.D. Salinger; "A Separate Peace," John Knowles; "To Kill a Mockingbird," by Harper Lee; "Lord of the Flies," by William Golding; "The Giver," by Lois Lowry; "The Secret Life of Bees," Sue Monk Kidd; and "Stargirl," by Jerry Spinelli; Also mentioned is a TIME article on boomerang kids, which can be found online:—Original airdate: 10/19/2006

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