SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.26 issue75Economy and humanismThe proletariat, hope and the dream of a good life author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Estudos Avançados

Print version ISSN 0103-4014

Abstract

PAIS, José Machado. Hope in generations with a bleak future. Estud. av. [online]. 2012, vol.26, n.75, pp. 267-280. ISSN 0103-4014.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-40142012000200018.

At a time when many trajectories of life are characterized by an uncertain and unpredictable future - with frequent entropies and arrhythmic stages - this proposes a sociological reflection concerning generations with a dark future: youth, even with increasing education, without future expectations, elderly with longer life expectancy but cynical about its significance. Data from international surveys and case studies are convened in analysis of the anxieties of age caused by the frustrations and fears in relation to the future when the present is deficient in hope.

Keywords : Generations; Future; Crisis; Solitude; Hope; Social movements.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in English | Portuguese     · pdf in English | Portuguese