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Contemporary Adulthood

Calendars, Cartographies and Constructions

  • Judith Burnett

About this book


A new approach which problematizes the category of contemporary adulthood, this book includes chapters on demographic change; becoming thirty-something; graduates and work; mental health and happiness; new configurations of masculinity; the sexual lifecourse; political beliefs in adulthood; and adulthood and the housing market.


demography Figuration Generation happiness Ideologie

Editors and affiliations

  • Judith Burnett
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WolverhamptonUK

About the editors

HARRY BLATTERER is Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia RACHEL BROOKS is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy in the Department of Political, International and Policy Studies at the University of Surrey, UK JOANNE BROWN is Lecturer in Mental Health at the University of Southampton, UK JUDITH BURNETT is Dean of the School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications at the University of Wolverhampton, UK KATE CRAWFORD is Lecturer in the Media and Communications Department at the University of Sydney, Australia MARK DAVIS is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Monash Univesity, Australia ALEXANDRA HALL is Research Associate at the Department of Geography, Durham University, UK JENNY HOCKEY is Professor of Sociology at Sheffield University, UK BARBARA KORNER is Lecturer in the Social Sciences at the Open University, UK ROSEMARY MCKECHNIE is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Bath Spa University, UK VICTORIA ROBINSON is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Sheffield, UK

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