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Coming of age in times of uncertainty

Coming of age in times of uncertainty

Author: Harry Blatterer
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Adulthood is taken for granted. It connotes the end of childhood, the resolution to the "storm and stress" period of adolescence. This conception is strongly entrenched in the sociology of youth and the sociology of the life course as well as in the policy arena. At the same time, adulthood itself remains unarticulated; journey's end remains conceptually fixed and theoretically uncontested. Adulthood, then, is both  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blatterer, Harry.
Coming of age in times of uncertainty.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2007
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Blatterer
ISBN: 1845452852 9781845452858
OCLC Number: 74987810
Description: xi, 144 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Representations of adulthood --
Adulthood, individualization, and the life course --
Adulthood and social recognition --
From adulthood as a goal to youth as a value --
New adult voices I : the meaning of adulthood --
New adult voices II : without a center that holds --
Conclusion: Redefining adulthood --
Responsibility: Harry Blatterer.
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Adulthood connotes the end of childhood, the resolution to the "storm and stress" period of adolescence. Going beyond the overwhelmingly psychological literature, this book draws on original  Read more...


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"...this book will be useful for scholars and students who want to explore and grasp the meaning of being an adult today. What is especially interesting is how the author expounds his main premise. Read more...

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