L’adultità: rappresentazioni, progettualità e stili di transizione delle giovani generazioni
| STUDI DI SOCIOLOGIA - 2012 - 1
C. Pasqualini, Adulthood: representations, planning and styles of transition in young generations
This paper analyses representations, planning and styles of transition in two different generations
of young people: Stuck Generation – thirty years old youngs – and Active generation
– twenty years old youngs. Both generations show elements of continuity and (interesting) discontinuity.
While Stuck Generation is characterized by limited planning and strong privatism,
Active Generation is proving a major social and political commitment, a more critical attitude and
desire to invest in their future. In general terms, in recent years, the life course has lost linearity,
becoming complex and «de-standardized», leading sociology of youth to rethink the process of
transition to adulthood.
Key words: youth, generations, social representations, planning, transition to adulthood