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Kuhn, Hans-Peter:

Herausgeber des Themenschwerpunkts: Genderspecific political socialization in an international perspective.

In: Jahrbuch Jugendforschung, (2010) 8 , 11-151


Document type
3a. Beiträge in begutachteten Zeitschriften; Beitrag in Sonderheft

Adoleszenz, Australien, Chile, Empirische Forschung, Geschlechtsunterschied, Interesse, Israel, Jugendlicher, Mitwirkung, Politische Sozialisation, Politisches Verhalten, Staatsbürgerliche Erziehung, Vereinigte Staaten

In a time where the consequences of expanding globalization and social change affect many countries, there should be a renewed interest in processes of political socialization, participation, and identity formation of men and women as global citizens. Due to recent reports of increasing ethnocentrism, xenophobia, political apathy and political distrust in adolescents and young adults in Europe and many other countries around the world, the need to re-examine cognitive, affective, normative and behavioral aspects of political identity formation has become apparent. For more than four decades, research on political socialization and political culture in the Western Industrial World has established that males and females differ in their pathways towards political understanding and in their forms of political engagement. However, most of the studies on political socialization continue to either ignore or merelyreport gender differences in political orientations that were found in their data. Little effort was made by the social sciences to explain these gender differences. Moreover, gender differences vary by country or nation state, which is due to cultural, societal, political, religious or ethnic differences. The major aim of the following special issue on genderspecific political socialization in an international perspective is to elucidate gender variations in political attitudes and political behavior. In an international perspective, five contributions from the US, Australia, Chile and Israel present new findings and insights by asking what it means growing up as a male or female adolescent citizen in the 21st century. (DIPF/Autor)

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