Nuove generazioni. Quali bisogni educativi?

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] New generations. What educational needs?

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The contemporary scenario is fraught with contradictions not only for the generations that are now experiencing the 'historical time' of their formation, but also for scholars who look at social dynamics with partial and often obsolete tools. The term 'moratorium', coined thirty years ago to describe the state of suspension of young people in industrial societies, cannot suffice today in the face of the perverse effects of the long transition to adulthood. This period in fact hides numerous 'opacities': on the one hand, it is characterized as a risk or an opportunity according to macro-social factors (the economic conditions, the territorial variables, the traditional lines of distinction of disadvantage / privilege), from another can represent - regardless of social destinies - a fertile ground for experimenting with new courses of life. What makes the difference is the young person's ability to affirm his own subjectivity (concept of agency). In the intervention the two typical pathways, stagnant individualization and evolutionary individualization are taken into consideration, and two ways of applying reflexivity to the construction of youthful agency are discussed. The last step focuses on the greater challenge for the 'children of the moratorium', that is, the encounter with the Other, which is expressed as an 'intergenerational relationship' (another = significant adult) and as an intercultural relationship (other = world cultures ).
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] New generations. What educational needs?
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)37-45
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • agency giovanile
  • differenziazione sociale
  • gioventù
  • moratoria giovanile
  • social differentiation
  • young poeple's agency
  • young poeple's living
  • youth


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