Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)
versão impressa ISSN 1413-294X
BORGES, Carolina de Campos e MAGALHAES, Andrea Seixas. Intergenerational bonds in the contemporary context. Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.2, pp. 171-177. ISSN 1413-294X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-294X2011000200008.
The present work concerns the articulation among different generations in the contemporary context. It discusses the constitution of intergenerational bonds, analyzing subjective and relational changes, in a context of accelerated social transformations. Generational differences are highlighted, since they are the basis of the socio-cultural transmission process. Different theoretical approaches of the generation concept are confronted with the category of age, from the perspective of psycho-social studies. It emphasizes experience subjective character and it discusses distances and proximities of people with different ages. It considers that contemporary intergenerational bonds are currently structured in a different way. The intergenerational identification process, based on the ideal of youth, stemming from the homogenization of social values, is analyzed.
Palavras-chave : social changes; intergenerational relations; contemporary context.