By Elisabetta Ruspini, Carmen Leccardi
"A New Youth?" offers a cross-cultural standpoint at the demanding situations and difficulties posed by way of younger people's transition to maturity. The authors deal with questions comparable to: What are the stories of being younger in numerous ecu nations? What do we know about the diversities of being younger in non-European nations? Are children constructing new attitudes in the direction of society? What are the hazards linked to the transition of teenage to maturity? do we establish new attitudes approximately citizenship? And on a extra common point, are there studies and new social meanings linked to formative years? the amount is comparative among numerous eu and non-European international locations in an effort to determine 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 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 teenybopper by means of delivering broader understandings of the time period 'youth'. The specific research of recent sorts of marginality and social exclusion between youth bargains important perception for coverage improvement and political debate.
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A New Youth?: Young People, Generations And Family Life by Elisabetta Ruspini, Carmen Leccardi