Download PDF by Elisabetta Ruspini, Carmen Leccardi: A New Youth?: Young People, Generations And Family Life

By Elisabetta Ruspini, Carmen Leccardi

ISBN-10: 0754644227

ISBN-13: 9780754644224

"A New Youth?" presents a cross-cultural standpoint at the demanding situations and difficulties posed by means of younger people's transition to maturity. The authors handle questions akin to: What are the reviews of being younger in several ecu nations? What do we find out about the diversities of being younger in non-European international locations? Are children constructing new attitudes in the direction of society? What are the hazards linked to the transition of teenage to maturity? will we establish new attitudes approximately citizenship? And on a extra basic point, are there studies and new social meanings linked to adolescence? the quantity is comparative among numerous ecu and non-European nations with a purpose to establish the rising versions of transition. those features are hooked up with broader social, political and cultural alterations: alterations relating to prolonged schooling, expanding women's participation within the labour industry, altering welfare regimes, in addition to adjustments in political regimes and within the illustration and development of person identities and biographies, in the direction of an expanding individualization. The paintings bargains serious reflections within the realm of sociology of juvenile by means of delivering broader understandings of the time period 'youth'. The specified research of latest sorts of marginality and social exclusion between youth bargains precious perception for coverage improvement and political debate.

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But it’s one thing to think about them and another to carry them out. Yeah, well, my main project is my career as a ballet-dancer, let’s say that that’s the big thing for now... then there are small ones, like traveling, yeah, I’d love to travel, start traveling around Europe. Next year I think I’ll pack my bags again and travel around Europe... to dance, to look for work, to look for artists, to meet artists, dancers... ). I hope to meet thousands of people, go thousands of places, see thousands of things, live thousands of experiences...

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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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