The ought to be, how to be, or not to be – developmental dynamics in the intersection of institutional environments, societal standards, and subjectivity

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In our comprehension of young people’s development, we tend to emphasize biology, social relations (and pressure!), or individual motives. However, young people live their everyday lives in concrete institutional settings, e.g., high school, that are saturated with societal standards for youth life, and ideas of how one ought to be or become. Hence, institutional settings may invite for rather different ways of ‘doing youth’ and being young – and these invitations are continuously met, negotiated, produced, and reproduced by young people in the course of their everyday life. In this talk, I will reflect about the entanglements of subjectivity, the invitational character of the environment, and societal standards of youth life, in order to comprehend developmental dynamics in a situated, dialectical-ecological manner.
Periode23 sep. 2021
BegivenhedstitelSituated Perspectives on agency and normativity
PlaceringUtrecht, HollandVis på kort
Grad af anerkendelseInternational