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ERIC Number: EJ964712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
Intergenerational Conflicts in Everyday Life
Smol'kin, A. A.
Russian Education and Society, v53 n10 p37-45 Oct 2011
Conflicts between younger and older generations can take on a character that goes beyond personal experience to become a narrative of more general social conditions. In times of change, this phenomenon may play an important role in defining new social realities. This seems to be occurring in Russia today. Available studies of intergenerational relations provide evidence that the problem, while not antagonistic in character, is still significant. For this study, data were gathered and analyzed using the method of "double reflexiveness" via unstructured, informal interviews; the method combines qualitative investigation and a qualitative-quantitative interface with field research strategies, which includes the elements of familiarization, interviews, and collective intellectual support in a "long table" format. Respondents with attitudes and/or life experience relevant to the study's aims were selected by a preliminary questionnaire survey; in addition, use was made of a set of fifty interviews collected by the author concerning problems of gerontology. The respondents were college students in the second through fifth years of study enrolled in various faculties at Saratov State Technical University. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia