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By Michael Rustin, Tom Wengraf, Prue Chamberlayne

Based on 250 life-story interviews in seven ecu Union international locations, Biography and social exclusion in Europe:analyses own struggles opposed to social exclusion to light up neighborhood milieus and altering welfare regimes and contexts;points to tough new agendas for eu politics and welfare, past the rhetoric of communitarianism and the hot Deal;vividly illustrates the lived event and environmental complexity operating for and opposed to structural tactics of social exclusion;refashions the interpretive culture as a instructing and learn device linking macro and micro realities.·[vbTab]·[vbTab]·[vbTab]Students, educational lecturers running shoes, practitioners, politicians, coverage makers and researchers in utilized and comparative welfare fields will all make the most of examining this book.

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Only then are they supposed to leave the parental nest (Flaquer, 1995). Undoubtedly, the transition to adulthood in Spain has become an intricate and difficult process for Nicolás’ generation and that of his parents, putting considerable strain on both of them. Returning from our outside excursion to Nicolás’ world, we have now a fairly good picture of what is clouding the relationship between him and his parents. We can endorse his experience of an interest that he cannot name but 29 Biography and social exclusion in Europe perceives as inseparably linked to his parents’ love for him.

The authoritarian Franco-era model of ‘becoming an adult’ undoubtedly left its imprint on the present understanding of the emancipation of young people in Spain. Yet experts prefer to speak of a more general ‘Mediterranean model of emancipation’ in order to refer to the cultural understanding and social timetable for reaching adulthood in Spain. This involves a normatively much stronger social script than in other, northern European countries. According to this script, young people live with their parents until they marry.

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