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2006 | 61 | 6 | 441-453
Article title

THE IDEAL OF FLEXIBILITY AND THE PARADOXES OF THE CULT OF JUVENILITY

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SK
Abstracts
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'Flexibility' becomes today the fundamental challenge of a life. The period of immaturity and a young man/woman without any consistent system of the values and the fixed priorities become the demand of our times, something that is expected. Due to the influence of the ideal of flexibility the cult of juvenility causes a specific polarization among young people. On one pole there are the ambitious individuals, which in their desires of a success and the high living standards see themselves as unrestraint by any traditional values or the ethical canons. On the other pole there are those rootless young people boycotting the world of money and commercial show, who, veiled by a nihilistic film of mist, are wandering throughout the world. Very often they become victims of various forms of addiction. While the first 'are surfing on the waves of demand', the latter 'are surfing in the wind'. And what is in between? It is the authoress' hope, that there are the most numerous groups, which aim at an authentic life conception and its fulfillment with the things and relationships having a far deeper meaning then that of virtuous creations or balancing on popular 'board made of laminate'.
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61
Issue
6
Pages
441-453
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ARTICLE
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  • B. Sulavikova, Kabinet soci├ílnej a biologickej komunik├ície SAV, Klemensova 19, 813 64 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
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06SKAAAA01683650
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bwmeta1.element.219833bc-adcd-3802-a512-f0d9f0ae7ac7
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