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Category: Emerging Adulthood

An Argument Against Emerging Adulthood

In progressive, liberal, Western societies, the concept of adulthood has become rather nebulous. The trend of increasing acceptance of individual difference has made many of adulthood’s traditional ideas more difficult to interpret. Unlike traditional societies, for example, Western European and North American traditions in the main no longer practice any rites or rituals which formally induct and welcome adolescents into the rights and responsibilities of adulthood. Instead, teens become adult through a gradual process of…