Prom Night by Amy L. Best
Youth, Schools and Popular Culture

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Best shows us that, while the prom is often trivialized, most kids take the prom seriously. The prom is a space where kids work through their understanding of authority, social class, gender norms, and multicultural schooling. Proms are more than just pictures and puffed sleeves--they are a mythic part of youth culture and, for better or worse, will always be a night to remember.
 

About Amy L. Best

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Best is Assistant Professior of Sociology at San Jose State Univ.
 
Published May 31, 2000 by Routledge. 240 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Political & Social Sciences, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Huffington Post

I'm obviously not the target demographic for Disney's Prom.

Apr 27 2011 | Read Full Review of Prom Night: Youth, Schools an...

Common Sense Media

The night starts badly -- Cameron's date, Virginia, is drunk and upset her guy is gay -- and deteriorates from there, as Cameron fights with his boyfriend, Shane, and gets stoned with Shane's date, Jane (but only after Virginia's hair catches on fire).

Feb 19 2008 | Read Full Review of Prom Night: Youth, Schools an...

Common Sense Media

Six years later, when they're high school seniors, Kim (Jamie Lee Curtis) is a surprise choice for Hamilton High School Prom Queen, which brings up a lot of bad feelings.

Apr 01 2008 | Read Full Review of Prom Night: Youth, Schools an...

Common Sense Media

Another student describes a verbal fight between a Caucasian student and an African-American student that escalated due to the Caucasian student's allegations that the other student threatened her with a gun;

Jul 19 2009 | Read Full Review of Prom Night: Youth, Schools an...

Common Sense Media

Now it's PROM NIGHT, and Donna and her friends are off for the crowning evening of their high school careers -- which, of course, is when viewers find out that Fenton has escaped custody.

Apr 10 2008 | Read Full Review of Prom Night: Youth, Schools an...

Seventeen

12) In My Head - Jason Derulo: Another upbeat pop song that will definitely keep the dance floor moving.

May 19 2011 | Read Full Review of Prom Night: Youth, Schools an...

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