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Nihilism and youth: the role of the social pedagogue

Barbara Vrečar (2011) Nihilism and youth: the role of the social pedagogue. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    Modern society is influenced by the phenomenon of nihilism which we connect with absence of any firm foundation like meaning or value. The so called risk society is consequently dealing with extreme individualism, primacy of instrumental reason and abscence of ethics and morality. The main question of this paper is how youth deals with nihilism and its consequences. Their uncertain status in society makes young people even more vulnerable. Due to nihilism young people experience feelings of senselessness, helplessness and anxiety, which is also noticed in their feeling, behaviour, value system and in their relation to the future. Social pedagogues often meet with young people and their problems related to nihilism. In this situation logoteraphy can represent a proper approach, especially because of its focusing on the search for meaning. Of course we should not forget the significance of the authentic relationship in the pedagogical process which represents the only way to help young people to find values and the meaning of life.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: nihilism, youth, risk society, meaning of life, logoteraphy, social pedagogue, values
    Number of Pages: 76
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    red. prof. dr. Pavel ZgagaMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=8952905)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 342
    Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2011 12:36
    Last Modified: 17 Oct 2011 12:36
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/342

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