By Elisabetta Ruspini, Carmen Leccardi
"A New Youth?" offers a cross-cultural viewpoint at the demanding situations and difficulties posed by means of younger people's transition to maturity. The authors handle questions resembling: What are the reports of being younger in numerous eu international locations? What do we know about the variations of being younger in non-European international locations? Are youngsters constructing new attitudes in the direction of society? What are the dangers linked to the transition of stripling to maturity? will we establish new attitudes approximately citizenship? And on a extra common point, are there stories and new social meanings linked to adolescence? the quantity is comparative among numerous eu and non-European nations with a view to establish the rising types of transition. those features are attached with broader social, political and cultural alterations: adjustments on the topic of 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 deals severe reflections within the realm of sociology of youngster by means of offering broader understandings of the time period 'youth'. The specific research of recent kinds of marginality and social exclusion between children bargains worthwhile perception for coverage improvement and political debate.
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9 Overall, the profile of Italian young people delineated above shows a picture marked by great uncertainty. To the general social uncertainty that pervades Western societies, in Italy we may add specific factors of uncertainty linked, for young people, in the passage from schooling to work and from the family of origin to autonomous living conditions. 10 The Research The research from which results will shortly be presented has its origins at the end of the seventies, when an inquiry on young people and time was begun.
See Musgrove (1964, p. 102). The international conference ‘Family Forms and the Young Generation in Europe’ (Milan, September 2001 – see Acknowledgements) on which this book is based constituted a rare opportunity to examine in greater depth the inter-generational nexus within the family. The European research work ‘Family Forms and Transitions in Europe’, coordinated by Andy Biggart and concluded on December 2004 (in which team Carmen Leccardi took part), is the direct expression of this new interest of the scientific community in the young people-family issue.
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