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Low Expectations

  • Maria-Carmen Pantea
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter deals with young people’s apprehension that their expectations may prove volatile, if not erroneous, and their deep realization that the actual prospects that unfold are more constraining than enabling. It presents as ‘low expectations’ a rather deeply held, tacit, hard-to-unpack set of anxieties. Ultimately, the chapter closes the triad, by confirming that young people have high aspirations, yet they lack the enabling structural circumstances and the conceptual map (i.e. mentorship and guidance) to achieve them.

Keywords

Training placements Migration Resentment Political voice Injustice Anxiety Exclusion Marginalization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria-Carmen Pantea
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  1. 1.Faculty of Sociology and Social WorkBabeș-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania

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