Saggio sulla fortuna. Le casualità fortuite nelle traiettorie biografiche delle giovani milanesi

Edda Orlandi

Abstract


The topic of luck has recently attracted new interest in anthropological literature, focusing on its role in understanding economic cosmologies. Lucky chances stand out in comparative perspective as a crucial cultural theme in contemporary western society, where the notion that unpredictability is a key feature of the social world is emphasized. I explore this topic in a research based on in-depth interviews with young women having finished education during the post-crisis years in Milan. A comparison is drawn between the narratives of university educated women and women who left school early.


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Luck; chance; uncertainty; youth; women

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