Youth Studies and Generations

Values, Practices and Discourses on Generations

Edited by
March 2020
262 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03928-326-2 (Paperback)
  • ISBN978-3-03928-327-9 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Youth Studies and Generations that was published in

Business & Economics
Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities
There is currently much discourse about generations in the public sphere. A sequence of letters conflates generations and age cohorts born in the last few decades (generation “X”, “Y” or “Z”) as well as multiple categories are used to describe today’s young people as a generation that is distinct from its predecessors. Despite the popularity of generational labels in media, politics, or even academia, the use of generation as a conceptual tool in youth studies has been controversial. This Special Issue allows readers to better understand the key issues regarding the use of generation as a theoretical concept and/or as a social category in the field of youth studies, shedding light on the controversies, trends, and cautions that go through it.
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Arab Spring; politics; Tunisia; youth; young people; political participation; neoliberalism; democracy; Neoliberalism; Political Participation; Postmaterialism; Political Consumerism; Young people; civic participation; youth volunteering; generations; individualization; individualism; work values; cohort differences; generational differences; age-period-cohort analysis; youth; generation; sociology; epistemology; postcolonial studies; Guinea; Uganda; Africa; globalization; Mannheim; Karl; political engagement; political participation; young people; focus groups; transitions; adulthood; generations; Portugal; life course; generation; transitions; youth; social class; generations; media; digital divide; youth studies; generations; political socialization; political discontent; political behavior; trust in institutions; democracy satisfaction; transitions to adulthood; young body; generation; somatic cultures; Portugal; sociology; social history; transition to adulthood; adulthood; generations; Italy

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