Today the New York Times published an article on the "Time Divide", i.e., how media use is correlated negatively with, and perhaps perpetuates, socioeconomic class. It got me thinking about what teens are not doing, but could be doing to increase their school success, college readiness, and eventual earnings:
I’m no scholar of literacy criticism, but The Hunger Games seemed to me to be a parable regarding social control via class conflict (e.g., advantaged kids have been training for games since birth, versus literally starving kids who have had no time to prep given they must forage constantly), to perpetuate the plutocracy.
The Handbook of Identity Theory and Research just arrived at my library – and it looks great! The editors have done an excellent job of incorporating work on identity from a range of theoretical perspectives, and from multiple disciplines.