Adult responsibility in insecure times

  title={Adult responsibility in insecure times},
  author={K. Crawford},
  • K. Crawford
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Soundings
  • H as adulthood as we once knew it been lost? Is the state of ‘being adult’ so eroded that immaturity, selÞ shness and infantilism have all but replaced it? You could be forgiven for thinking so, given the frequency with which media commentators, sociologists and cultural critics have discussed the refusal of today’s youth to grow up. We read about it in newspapers, hear concerned debates on radio, and see it played out on TV and in cinemas be it Friends, Fight Club, or Failure to Launch. 
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