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The Corona Generation

Coming of Age in a Crisis

Jennie Bristow, Emma Gilland


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'One of the UK's leading sociologists of generation uses both her scholarship and her ability to write beautifully to give meaning to the experience of Spring and Summer 2020.' Professor Ellie Lee, Director of the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies, University of Kent It is already clear that the COVID-19 crisis will have huge social and economic implications. The Corona Generation considers its effect on the generation currently coming of age: the demographic currently known as 'Generation Z'. A generation that was already considered to be teetering on the brink of an uncertain political, economic, and environmental future now finds itself entering an adulthood in which nothing can be taken for granted; where continuous crisis management is already presented as the 'new normal'.

Zero Books, 9781789046939, 112pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2020

About the Author

Jennie Bristow is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Canterbury Christ Church University, an Associate of the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies, and a writer and commentator on the new 'generation wars'. Her daughter, Emma Gilland is one of the 'Class of 2020', a secondary school student whose exams were cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis. They live in Faversham, UK.