Youth in Contemporary India

Images of Identity and Social Change

  • Parul Bansal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-7
  3. Narratives, Conversations and Life Stories of Corporate Youth

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      Pages 39-40
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  4. Narratives, Conversations and Life Stories of Humanist Youth

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About this book


This book endeavors to be a study of identity in Indian urban youth. It is concerned with understanding the psychological themes of conformity, rebellion, individuation, relatedness, initiative and ideological values which pervade youths’ search for identity within the Indian cultural milieu, specifically the Indian family. In its essence, the book attempts to explore how in contemporary India the emerging sense of individuality in youth is seeking its own balance of relationality with parental figures and cohesion with social order. The research questions are addressed to two groups of young men and women in the age group of 20-29 years-Youth in Corporate sector and Youth in Non Profit sector. Methodologically, the study is a psychoanalytically informed, process oriented, context sensitive work that proceeds via narrations, conversations and in-depth life stories of young men and women. Overall, the text reflects on the nature of inter-generational continuity and shifts in India.


Identity Qualitative Research Social Change Worldviews Youth

Authors and affiliations

  • Parul Bansal
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  1. 1., PsychologyLady Shri Ram College for WomenNew DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer India 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-0714-6
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-0715-3
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