Corona Generation, The
How teenagers' experiences of lockdown will impact on their future.
It is already clear that the COVID-19 crisis will have huge social and economic implications. The Corona Generation considers its effect on the generation currently coming of age: the demographic currently known as ‘Generation Z’. A generation that was already considered to be teetering on the brink of an uncertain political, economic, and environmental future now finds itself entering an adulthood in which nothing can be taken for granted; where continuous crisis management is already presented as the ‘new normal’.
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"One of the UK's leading sociologists of generation uses both her scholarship and her ability to write beautifully to give meaning to the experience of Spring and Summer 2020. Together her daughter Emma, whose insights display maturity well beyond her years, Bristow helps us think and reflect on what social crisis means, and how we move forwards." ~ Professor Ellie Lee, Director of the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies, University of Kent
"As a teacher who watched her Year 6 class lose a special end of primary school time, and the mother to a 16-year-old who lost the rite of passage given by GCSEs, this book chimed with me and raised some important issues for the future that we should all be discussing." ~ Josephine Hussey, teacher and parent
Given its timely and responsive quality, this proposed book is very much of the moment. It deals with a theme that is widely discussed and in which there is widespread interest. Its generational angle will provide a much needed and original take on the politics of a pandemic. ~ Professor Frank Furedi, University of Kent
The proposed book promises to read wide audience, responding intelligently to the present situation, with a focus on an aspect of social life that touches everyone. The issues and problems identified for the future of interactions between generations are critical ones, about which the author already has a well-established track record of writing (both academic and popular). This track record also includes publication based around writing high quality text at speed, making this proposal ideal for the requirements of this point in time. It is to be expected that the book can sell well, appealing to a diverse audience. ~ Professor Ellie Lee, Director of the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies, University of Kent