By Elisabetta Ruspini, Carmen Leccardi
"A New Youth?" offers a cross-cultural point of view at the demanding situations and difficulties posed by means of younger people's transition to maturity. The authors handle questions reminiscent of: What are the reviews of being younger in several 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 youngster to maturity? will we determine new attitudes approximately citizenship? And on a extra common point, are there stories and new social meanings linked to formative years? the amount is comparative among a number of eu and non-European nations with a purpose to determine the rising versions of transition. those features are hooked up with broader social, political and cultural alterations: alterations on the topic of 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 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 by means of offering broader understandings of the time period 'youth'. The distinct research of latest varieties of marginality and social exclusion between adolescents bargains precious perception for coverage improvement and political debate.
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I wish there was more time, more time to do all the things I’d like to during the day, I wish a day had 48 hours (Matteo, 26, law student, lives at home). In many young people, the perception of speeded-up social rhythms ends up accentuating the sensation of not being personally fit for the times, of not being able to keep up with the fast pace of collective living, of being too ‘slow’ in relation to what is necessary to satisfactorily construct one’s own biography. This is, for example, what Mary says (26, architecture student, lives at home): If I measure myself against Milan, against these people who manage to do a million things at the same time, I feel, especially lately, that I’ve done too little...
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