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Young People and the future: Multiple Temporal Orientations Shaped in Interaction with Significant Others

Woodman, Dan


Young people's temporal orientation is now a major focus of youth studies. A central research question in this area is whether or not young people treat their futures as 'choice biographies' to be planned as a personal project. In this article I suggest that this focus has emerged in part from a misreading of contemporary sociological theory and I attempt to widen the focus of inquiry. Drawing on a qualitative interview with 50 young people in Australia aged 18 to 20, I highlight two...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Young: Nordic Journal of Youth Research
DOI: 10.1177/110330881001900201


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