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The Long-Term Destabilization of Youth, Scarring Effects, and the Future of the Welfare Regime in Post-Trente Glorieuses France

Louis Chauvel

"Youth" was once defined as the 15 to 24 year old age group. Today in France one sees a "first youth" (dependent on family and school) and a "second youth" in their twenties sharply divided between a successful elite with top degrees (or family wealth) and a highly marginalized workingclass. Between these extremes, a middle group often experiences frustration and anomie when their university degrees fail to launch the careers they desired. A "third youth" of thirty-somethings has also emerged still dependent on their families and the state. The French corporatist welfare regime, moreover, makes women, immigrants, and the young structural outsiders who must compete harder than Caucasian middle-aged men for jobs. Setbacks early in life in the labor market have long-term consequences (scarring effects) both for individuals and for the birth cohort as a whole. The political consequences are difficult to forecast, but much of the recent political volatility in France can be traced to these generational dynamics and failure to integrate youth since the late 1970s.

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Editorial

Andrew Sanchez

standalone pieces. The first is Kath Weston's 2020 Marilyn Strathern Lecture, ‘Bequeathing a World: Ecological Inheritance, Generational Conflict, and Dispossession’, which speaks to major questions about human engagements with the legacy of climate change

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Bequeathing a World

Ecological Inheritance, Generational Conflict, and Dispossession

Kath Weston

own stories of generational conflict over jobs, housing, and debt. And what, representationally speaking, is the point of contention for those who appeal to generational differences in discussions of ecological damage? Put simply, whether today, or

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Interfaith Families

A Muslim Perspective – Part II

Halima Krausen

or even with religious traditions that are obstacles, for example rules that prohibit mixed marriages. Then a quite ordinary generation conflict can deteriorate into a culture war. It is usually the young couple's feelings for each other rather than

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Egypt between Two Shakespeare Quadricentennials 1964–2016

Reflective Remarks in Three Snapshots

Hazem Azmy

epigraph above, has the ‘radioactive isotope’ of Shakespeare revealed about the realities of Egypt in the last fifty-two years? Cultural hegemony, generational conflict and the continuing subjugation of feminized voices are certainly among the themes

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Intergenerational Writing Practices in Chinese Fiction for Adolescent Girls

Yan Du

the negative consequences of generational conflict. The novella investigates the death of a 15-year-old girl, Ning Ge, whose contradictory feelings for her parents and teachers gesture to a tension between generations that proves difficult to resolve

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The Janus face of austerity politics

Autonomy and dependence in contemporary Spain

Susana Narotzky

; White 2013 ) have pointed at the extension in the last 20 years of the generational conflict discourse, in particular as it relates to the social security theme and to the health and pension systems’ unsustainability. They historicize the rise of the

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The District Leadership Cadre of the Stasi

Who Were These Men and Why Did They Not Crush Mass Protest in 1989?

Uwe Krähnke, Anja Zschirpe, Philipp Reimann, and Scott Stock Gissendanner

differences in mentalities and habitus forms, which in turn gave rise to a latent generational conflict. Those holding command positions in the district offices no longer belonged to the older “hardliner” generation that had stood toe-to-toe with “class

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Sexual Abuse of Girls in Post-Revolutionary Mexico

Between Legitimation and Punishment

Susana Sosenski

. Sloan , Kathryn A . 2007 . “ Disobedient Daughters and the Liberal State: Generational Conflicts over Marriage Choice in Working Class Families in Nineteenth-Century Oaxaca, Mexico .” The Americas 63 ( 4 ): 615 – 648 . https://doi.org/10.1353/tam

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Making It Up

Intergenerational Activism and the Ethics of Empowering Girls

Emily Bent

settings. As a feminist activist, I celebrate Sierra’s clear articulation of discrimination, power, and unfair treatment. Moreover, I agree with her assessment of the generational conflicts and power struggles evident during panel sessions with girl