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Asteroid-Effect in Society: The Formation of a Mannheim-type Historical Generation Post-COVID-19
Polish Sociological Review ; 219(3):315-330, 2022.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2091457
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Our conceptual paper argues that the COVID-19 pandemic has created conditions for the constitution of a new historical generation in Mannheimian terms. Current attempts in the sociology of youth to reconcile structure and agency with the concept of generation provide good starting points for interpreting a historical event such as the COVID-19 pandemic. While generations are not to be understood as homogeneous groups, constituting events can be compared to an asteroid that changes the trajectory of each social group. Thus, the concept of asteroid-effect helps us to overcome oversimplifying generational interpretations and to examine the effects of generation-forming events with an eye on structural inequalities. Our study provides an overview of the classical generational theory of Mannheim in light of some contemporary approaches. Based upon existing information, we illustrate how the generation-forming events can be interpreted and how structural inequalities can be considered. © 2022, Polish Sociological Association. All rights reserved.
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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: Scopus Type of study: Experimental Studies / Randomized controlled trials Topics: Long Covid Language: English Journal: Polish Sociological Review Year: 2022 Document Type: Article

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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: Scopus Type of study: Experimental Studies / Randomized controlled trials Topics: Long Covid Language: English Journal: Polish Sociological Review Year: 2022 Document Type: Article