By Elisabetta Ruspini, Carmen Leccardi

"A New Youth?" presents a cross-cultural point of view at the demanding situations and difficulties posed through younger people's transition to maturity. The authors handle questions corresponding to: What are the studies of being younger in several eu nations? What will we know about the diversities of being younger in non-European international locations? Are youth constructing new attitudes in the direction of society? What are the dangers linked to the transition of adlescent to maturity? will we establish new attitudes approximately citizenship? And on a extra basic point, are there stories and new social meanings linked to early life? the quantity is comparative among numerous eu and non-European nations that allows you to establish the rising types of transition. those features are hooked up with broader social, political and cultural alterations: alterations regarding 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 serious reflections within the realm of sociology of adlescent through delivering broader understandings of the time period 'youth'. The exact research of latest sorts of marginality and social exclusion between youngsters bargains useful perception for coverage improvement and political debate.

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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. I think that up to now maybe there was a lucky star protecting me, maybe I even ran risks, but I’ve always been fortunate... I think I’m really terribly fortunate, but because I want to be. And so in the last analysis, recourse to ‘chance’ in biographical narration – to ‘pure’ chance, or in Fabiana’s case interwoven with luck – represents for this portion of young people interviewed a cognitive trick for actively coping with the dimension of uncertainty and with fear of the most distant future.

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I think that up to now maybe there was a lucky star protecting me, maybe I even ran risks, but I’ve always been fortunate... I think I’m really terribly fortunate, but because I want to be. And so in the last analysis, recourse to ‘chance’ in biographical narration – to ‘pure’ chance, or in Fabiana’s case interwoven with luck – represents for this portion of young people interviewed a cognitive trick for actively coping with the dimension of uncertainty and with fear of the most distant future.

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