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Coming of Age in Times of Uncertainty

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by Harry Blatterer
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Coming of Age in Times of Uncertainty by Harry Blatterer

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 central to the social imagination and neglected as an area of sociological investigation, something that has been noted by sociologists over the last four decades. Going beyond the overwhelmingly psychological literature, this book draws on original qualitative research and theories of social recognition and thus presents a first step towards filling an important gap in our understanding of the meaning of adulthood.

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Pages: 160
Size: 264 KB
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Date published:   2007
ISBN: 9780857455314 (DRM-EPUB)
2370007455072 (DRM-PDF)

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