Growing Up Absurd by Paul Goodman

"Growing Up Absurd" is a sociopolitical critique that explores the struggles of growing up in a society where the traditional routes to manhood – work, family, and citizenship – are increasingly invalidated. The author argues that this societal structure leads to widespread disaffection, mental illness, and juvenile delinquency among young people. He offers a profound analysis of contemporary culture and its effects on youth, also providing suggestions for societal change to address these issues.

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