The first is Lost in Transition, by Christian Smith, along with Hillary Davidson, Kari Christofferson and Patricia Snell Herzog (08-04-2011).
Based on their on-going studies of teenagers who have now become "emerging adults", Smith explores the "darker side of emerging adulthood". The chapters are:
- Morality Adrift
- Captives to Consumerism
- Intoxications: Fake Feelings of Happiness
- The Shadow Side of the Sexual Revolution
- Civic & Political Disengagement
While sociological "data" can be extracted from each chapter, the writing focuses around in-depth personal interviews with 230 emerging adults, enabling us to understand, even empathize with the world of the 18-23 year-old (the narrower focus of this present study).
Great insights into the world of today's college student.