As social scientists, we are called to investigate society. A powerful component of understanding society can be found when researching the lives of children and youth. "There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children" stated Nelson Mandela. This volume provides a glimpse into the lives of children and youth; thus, The Soul of Society: A Focus on the Lives of Children & Youth.
About the Authors. Play Activity as the System of the Relations of Child with World. Copyright page. Dedication. EDITORIAL BOARD. Soul of Society: A Focus on the Lives of Children & Youth. Introduction: Seeing Children and Youth as the Soul of Society. List of Contributors. Soul of Society: A Focus on the Lives of Children & Youth. Youth Experiences of Space in a Gentrifying Community: A Case Study of Asbury Park, New Jersey. Poetic Perspective, Critical Insight: A Study of Youth Attitudes Toward Place and Community. Children's Participation in Communication Systems: A Theoretical Perspective to Shape Research. The Role of Children and Youth in Teaching Student Teachers How to Teach. Gender Differences in the Effects of Teen Employment upon Adolescents' Educational and Occupational Aspirations. Rising Souls: Religion and Family Relationships among Latino Adolescents. Sexualisation and the Discursive Figure of the Child. A Cross-Cultural Study of Children's Understanding of Terrorists: "They Make the World Not Safe". Exploring the Links between Victimization and Delinquency among Caribbean Youth: Using an Ecological Perspective to Review the Literature. Exposure to Online Hate among Young Social Media Users. Sociological studies of children and youth.