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"Generations, Intergenerational Relations and Generational Policy"

Posted: December 15, 2017

The "International Network for the Analysis of Intergenerational Relations" has issued this jointly produced compendium in 17 languages.

The members of ‘GENERATIONES’ (INSII: International Network for the Study of Intergenerational Issues) are very pleased to announce the publication of the definitive Edition ’17 of the compendium ‘Generations, Intergenerational Relationships, Generational Policy’. Based on an original text in German, the compendium presents and discusses the key concepts of intergenerational research in a systematic way.

Its approach is characterized by the assumption that the forms of intergenerational relationships in families and kinship, institutions and communities is playing a fundamental role in the construction of individual and collective identities, and therefore in the development of societies. A cross-cultural, comparative approach accounting for linguistic diversity provides a promising avenue for theoretical, empirical and practical work in this currently crucially field for the social sciences, humanities and social policy.

The Edition ’17 includes 17 languages: German, French, English, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Rumanian, Swedish, Lithuanian, Turkish, Slovenian, Bosnian-Herzegovinian, Ukrainian, Russian and Chinese. The compendium can be used as a tool for inter- and intracultural comparisons. Its layout facilitates the comparison between versions, which can be downloaded individually and in different combinations.

The project has been financially supported by the cluster of excellence ‘Cultural Foundation of Integration’ of the University of Konstanz, Germany. - The online version of the compendium can be downloaded using THIS LINK.

It includes all the details about the project, the collaborators, and the specific versions. If you want to receive a free printed version (ring binder copy), please approach the senior editor Kurt Lüscher: kurt.luescher@uni-konstanz.de