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Age 7 in America [electronic resource]

Affiliated with the Up series from British director Michael Apted, this film details the lives of 7-year-olds from varying social classes and ethnicities across the United States. Luis lives in New York City's Lower East Side. He lives in a homeless shelter. Lucy, Alexis, and Kate live on the Upper East Side and attend a prestigious private school. Ashtyn lives in a middle-class suburb of Lincoln, Nebraska. LeRoy and Kennisha live in apartments that are part of the Robert Taylor housing project on the South Side of Chicago, while Douglas, Vicky, and Mike live in one of the city's traditionally working-class, Polish communities and Eric and Brandon are from a wealthy suburb. Joey, a Jehovah's Witness, lives in rural Georgia, while Salina, Julio, and Michael evoke the racial and ethnic [...]
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1991
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14 Up in America [electronic resource]

The second installment of the U.S. version of the classic British documentary series, this film updates viewers on the children featured in Age 7 in America. It follows the young subjects seven years later as they come to terms with adolescence, facing new challenges relating to school, violence, financial status, and family and divorce. In Chicago, LeRoy and Kennisha still fear violence and gangs, although Kennisha's family has moved out of the housing project and is enjoying a precariously improved quality of life. In New York, Lucy, Alexis, and Kate still benefit from a privileged lifestyle but it is marked by its own brand of stress and tension. In Los Angeles, Julio is growing up fast - his scenes reveal a young man bent on self-determination and an awareness of the need to "str [...]
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1998
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Infancy and Early Childhood [electronic resource]

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The impending birth of a new baby causes a Pennsylvania farm family to review the developmental stages of life and death in their three generations. The commentary of scholars places their experience in sociological and psychological perspective as the development of the new baby exemplifies the developmental "clocks" of infancy and early childhood. Other case studies examine the influence of the child's personality on the family.
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1990
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Childhood and Adolescence [electronic resource]

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Examines the formative years before and during adolescence and the stressful task of molding an identity when biological and social clocks are out-of-synch.
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1990