Penn State Harrisburg's Bronner co-edits reference work on youth cultures

May 26, 2016

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — Simon J. Bronner, distinguished professor of American studies and folklore at Penn State Harrisburg, has co-edited a book titled "Youth Cultures in America" with Cindy Dell Clark, a visiting associate professor of anthropology at Rutgers University.

The reference work, titled “The Encyclopedia of Youth Cultures in America,” is the most comprehensive reference work on youth cultures to date. It attempts to correct a public view of America’s youth through historical, social and cultural information on a wide array of youth groups.  

The two-volume encyclopedia features authors in disciplines spanning from psychology, sociology, anthropology, history and folklore. Content contains information on gangs associated with youth culture, trends in music and pop culture, as well as features on bully and student activism.

Many of these entries were written by Penn State Harrisburg doctoral students.

The book was released on March 25 in Santa Barbara, California, and marks the 36th book authored or edited by Bronner. 

Last Updated May 26, 2016