WIT Press


The Structural Nature Of Infra-generational Conflict And Its Implication For Sustainability

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

39

Pages

9

Published

2000

Size

964 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/URS000501

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

I. Kenvyn

Abstract

This paper explores the structural reality of conflict between generations within the context of a modern (first world) society. The nature of the strains that give rise to those conflicts are suggested as being an enduring aspect of contemporary society. The historical precedents of the situation are explored in brief Thoughts relating to sustainability are promoted through the device of offering near-future scenarios to frame questions of social values, economic structures and consequent life styles. The scenarios relate to social pressures that are current; through induction the reader is faced with questions that call directly to those concerned with social sustainability. The paper closes with a discussion about the implications that cascade from the (potential) scenarios and invi

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