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Recognising Adulthood? Young Adults' Accomplishment of their Age Identities

King, A (2013) Recognising Adulthood? Young Adults' Accomplishment of their Age Identities Sociology, 47 (1). pp. 109-125.

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This article seeks to extend work in the growing sociology of adulthood. It considers the debate that young people in the UK and other advanced industrial societies now face challenges to their adulthood; in particular, that they experience problems of social recognition. Using membership categorisation analysis (MCA) the article then illustrates how members of a sample of 23 young people who had taken a gap year, a break in their educational careers taken between leaving school/college and university, use talk about changes in their relationships with their parents during this period of their lives to accomplish an adult identity in their current context. The article considers the ramifications of these findings and the consequences for studying adulthood more generally. © The Author(s) 2012.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
Date : 2013
Identification Number : 10.1177/0038038512448559
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Additional Information : Published in Sociology 47(1) 2013. Copyright 2013 Sage Publications.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 10 Jul 2013 10:56
Last Modified : 26 Nov 2014 14:14

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