"There has been some incoherence..": Adolescents and norms in pandemic times

Author/s Anna Rosa Favretto, Cristina Calvi, Domenico Carbone, Manuel Finelli
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2022/3 Language Italian
Pages 25 P. 38-62 File size 225 KB
DOI 10.3280/SD2022-003002
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Pandemic management through social and legal regulation deeply affected the lives of younger generations engaged, in the same way as adults, in reorienting their behaviour while facing an unprecedented health crisis. The Covid-19 pandemic exponentially increased both challenges and opportunities for the legal socialization of boys and girls. This article explores these issues based on the data collected during 16 focus groups conducted in Spring 2021, involving 134 adolescents living in the Turin metropolitan area (Northwest Italy). The research shows that most of the boys and girls who participated in the research were able to meet the challenge posed by the pandemic, by reorganising significant spheres of their lives also from a legal perspective, as well as by resorting to complex, and often critical, reasoning concerning their ac-tions vis-à-vis both old and new norms and the authorities that set them.

Keywords: Adolescence - Legal socialization - Rules - Pandemic

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Anna Rosa Favretto, Cristina Calvi, Domenico Carbone, Manuel Finelli, "C’è stata un po’ di incoerenza.." Adolescenti e norme in tempo di pandemia in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL DIRITTO " 3/2022, pp 38-62, DOI: 10.3280/SD2022-003002