By Elisabetta Ruspini, Carmen Leccardi
"A New Youth?" presents a cross-cultural standpoint at the demanding situations and difficulties posed through younger people's transition to maturity. The authors tackle questions resembling: What are the reviews of being younger in numerous eu international locations? What do 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 stripling to maturity? will we establish new attitudes approximately citizenship? And on a extra basic point, are there reviews and new social meanings linked to adolescence? the quantity is comparative among numerous ecu and non-European international locations so one can determine the rising versions of transition. those features are hooked up with broader social, political and cultural adjustments: alterations with regards to prolonged schooling, expanding women's participation within the labour industry, 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 serious reflections within the realm of sociology of teenage via delivering broader understandings of the time period 'youth'. The distinct research of recent different types of marginality and social exclusion between kids bargains useful perception for coverage improvement and political debate.
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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... and I need luck on my side.
This crisis, which underwent an acceleration in our ‘world risk society’ (Beck, 1999), is today incorporated in the biographical narratives of young people. In other words, these narratives are shaped by the understanding of the unpredictability of the future and the constant flexibility that this requires. The reflections proposed in the following pages intend to contribute to the understanding of the mechanisms by which young people today come to terms with the loss of the idea of a future and plan that is specifically part of the ‘second modernity’ (Beck, 1998).
I don’t know... that is, I’m sort of revolutionizing my existence and so, well, I really couldn’t say... if you ask me something specific like, ‘Do I want to do this…’ I wouldn’t know what to answer... Naturally, I have minimum aims that could be, say, I like to work here, I’d like to keep on working here rather than someplace else, and with these people... In a third group of people interviewed, the idea of control over biographical circumstances that are objectively hard to control – also due to fairly unusual biographical and career routes – tends to intertwine with that of ‘luck’.