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By Elisabetta Ruspini, Carmen Leccardi

ISBN-10: 0754644227

ISBN-13: 9780754644224

"A New Youth?" presents a cross-cultural point of view at the demanding situations and difficulties posed by way of younger people's transition to maturity. The authors handle questions equivalent to: What are the reviews of being younger in numerous ecu nations? What will we find out about the diversities of being younger in non-European international locations? Are adolescents constructing new attitudes in the direction of society? What are the hazards linked to the transition of teen to maturity? do we determine new attitudes approximately citizenship? And on a extra normal point, are there stories and new social meanings linked to adolescence? the amount is comparative among a number of eu and non-European international locations with the intention to establish the rising types of transition. those features are hooked up with broader social, political and cultural adjustments: adjustments relating to prolonged schooling, expanding women's participation within the labour marketplace, altering welfare regimes, in addition to alterations in political regimes and within the illustration and building of person identities and biographies, in the direction of an expanding individualization. The paintings bargains severe reflections within the realm of sociology of teenage via offering broader understandings of the time period 'youth'. The precise research of recent varieties of marginality and social exclusion between adolescents deals priceless perception for coverage improvement and political debate.

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It is mostly the young people capable of good subjective control over their own biographical time, who choose to pursue this strategy. ’ Sergio (engineering degree, consulting work, age 29, lives Facing Uncertainty 23 alone) responds: I have no projects... maybe overall plans... but it’s better to call them guidelines rather than plans... I don’t like having plans because I wouldn’t like not being able to follow through on them. Having a project means having a goal, which for me means pursuing it and if, the times being what they are, I don’t succeed, that means frustration.

1987), Jugend Kultur 1940-1985, Leske + Budrich, Opladen. This page has intentionally been left blank PART I: RECONCEPTUALIZING YOUTH. NEW PERSPECTIVES AND CHALLENGES This page has intentionally been left blank Chapter 1 Facing Uncertainty. Temporality and Biographies in the New Century1 Carmen Leccardi Introduction By now the international scientific community should have been convinced that the era we are living in is substantially transforming the fundamental coordinates of the relationship with time constructed by modernity (Adam, 1995; Bauman, 2000; Harvey, 1990; Nowotny, 1994; Sennett, 1998; Zoll, 1988).

One tendency emerging from the interviews is that the idea of planning that we are accustomed to – a medium to long-term plan of action able to deeply influence everyday life – can be replaced with that of guidelines, a sort of compass for action that is not, however, binding from the standpoint of measurable results. Alongside these guidelines, a sort of ‘existential direction’ to which one refers for an orientation in the rapid changes that take place, ‘little’ projects may appear, designed on shorter temporal scales (and therefore, if necessary, easy to reverse and transform).

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