De-egocentricity and socialization: A study of Hinton's The Outsiders

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The paper addresses adolescent development in Hinton's The Outsiders as the major theme based on psychoanalytic theories. This paper aims to expound on the process of de-egocentricity and socialization of the major protagonists in Hinton's The Outsiders. The study of young adult literature was rarely undertaken from the aspects of de-egocentricity and socialization, and Hinton's The Outsiders was hardly systematically introduced by scholars in China. Thus, this paper will provide the readers with a new perspective of the understanding of adolescents' coming-of-age in Hinton's The Outsiders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)668-674
Number of pages7
JournalTheory and Practice in Language Studies
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • De-egocentricity
  • Initiation stories
  • Socialization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language


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