Il lavoro negli scritti di giovani italiani e spagnoli

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The work in the writings of young Italians and Spaniards

Barbara Barabaschi* (Editor), M. Caballer Tarazona (Editor), Laura Zanfrini* (Editor)

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The volume collects the essays selected through a call for papers reserved for young researchers, in continuity with a by now consolidated tradition of "Sociology of work". In the introductory part the volume hosts two essays "by invitation", written by authoritative scholars, who re-read the working conditions of young people in two of the European countries in which it is most worrying: Italy and Spain. A choice that wants to symbolize the "handover" between the generation that is responsible for the institutionalization of the sociology of work in Italy and in Spain and the generation that, collecting the baton, will have to preside over the study of work, in all its forms , in the next future. As for the essays written by young scholars, in their heterogeneity, they offer a significant cross-section of the research interests and methodologies favored by the new generation of Italian and Spanish researchers. From their overall reading, two aspects emerge with particular evidence, so that they can be interpreted as a "sign of the times". The first reflects the autobiographical data of scholars who have experienced the transition to active age in a phase marked by processes of profound transformation of the labor market which, as a whole, have accentuated the risks of labor and social marginalization. In fact, the essays, although referring to different territorial contexts, speak of young people who do not study or work, or forced to emigrate, as well as initiatives and policies aimed at reducing unemployment and favoring the reactivation of excluded and fragile human resources. The second aspect, transversal to all the essays, concerns the attention to the theme of social inequalities: for these young people of the "post-post-modern" society, who personally experience the confrontation with the selective and often excluded logic that distinguish it, such attention would seem to constitute a sensitivity in some ways innate. A burden, certainly, in many cases, from the existential point of view, but also a formidable resource for those who are about to do research work.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The work in the writings of young Italians and Spaniards
Original languageItalian
Number of pages208
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • disoccupazione
  • labour market
  • lavoro
  • mercato del lavoro
  • unemployment
  • work


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