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Identity, youth and post-modern social landscapes

Identity, youth and post-modern social landscapes

Sidorenko, Ewa (2013) Identity, youth and post-modern social landscapes. Youth & Policy, 111. pp. 58-76. ISSN 0262-9798

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This article explores contemporary cultural expectations of identity development. It draws on the work of constructivist developmental psychologist Robert Kegan to demonstrate a conceptually relevant link between a sociological characterisation of contemporary society and a focus on psychological processes involved in adolescence. This makes it possible to ask new kinds of questions about inequality and to create a theoretically sound rationale for political interventions into the lives of the young.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Published in Youth & Policy, No. 111, October 2013 - Special issue on Youth, Recreation and Play: History, Sociology, Evolutionary Biology. Guest editors: Mary Clare Martin and John A. Smith.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kegan, constructive developmentalism, identity, self, post-modernity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
L Education > L Education (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Education & Community Studies
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