Youth and crisis. An introduction to an identity constructed and inhabited precariously
Benjamín Tejerina Artículo en Revista 2020 CEIC, Grupo Consolidado
Revista Española de Sociología (RES)
Since the return to democracy in the late 1970s, Spain has gone through several moments of expansion and economic crisis. The crisis of the late 1970s and early 1980s, the crisis of 1992-93, and the most recent one in 2008. On the edge of a new crisis as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic, whose consequences in terms of health, economics, society and politics have yet to be assessed, a number of authors reflect in this monographic issue on the relationship between youth and crisis, and, in particular, on some of the consequences of the economic crisis of 2008. This introduction briefly contextualizes the relationship between crisis, identity and youth, as well as a presentation of the contributions of the several authors on the effects and social responses of young people to the processes of precarization of the conditions of existence caused by the crisis in recent years.