By Elisabetta Ruspini, Carmen Leccardi
"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 tackle questions corresponding to: What are the reports of being younger in numerous ecu nations? What do we know about the variations 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 minor to maturity? do we determine new attitudes approximately citizenship? And on a extra normal point, are there reviews and new social meanings linked to formative years? the amount is comparative among a variety of ecu and non-European nations as a way 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 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 deals severe reflections within the realm of sociology of teenage through offering broader understandings of the time period 'youth'. The targeted research of recent kinds of marginality and social exclusion between adolescents bargains helpful perception for coverage improvement and political debate.
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The reference to the temporal dimension indeed allowed for unifying different dimensions in the world of young people – the relationship with school, with work, with the family, with politics and so on – usually considered separately. In other words, it guaranteed a comprehensive look at a constellation of changes that were radically transforming the meaning and ways of being young. In 2001, twenty years after the initial study,11 new research was begun, which in the framework of a broader examination of the changes in contemporary society’s relationship to time, once again concentrated on the world of young people.
The choice to use material exclusively from interviews with Milanese young people is tied to two ways of reasoning. First of all, the specific nature of the urban situation in Milan, probably the Italian city with the most metropolitan, post-modern characteristics, where the pace of life is particularly fast and the social climate extremely dynamic. Secondly, the possibility, thanks to this choice, of making some comparisons with the results of the research carried out in Milan twenty years earlier during the first research on young people and time (Cavalli, 1985).
A New Youth?: Young People, Generations And Family Life by Elisabetta Ruspini, Carmen Leccardi