Индивидуальное и поколенческое будущее в нарративах петербургской молодежи
The focus of the article is on urban educated young people’s perceptions of individual and generational futures. Drawing on perspectives from the sociology of transition to adulthood, the organization of biographies and the generational approach, qualitative interviews collected in 2020 and 2022 with St. Petersburg residents aged 19–25 were analyzed. The study showed that socio-political events lead to a transformation of the generational narrative. The discourse of a bright generation, open to the future, is replaced by heterogeneous types of interpretation of the perspectives of one’s own life and the generation as a whole. Three key narrative modes have been identified in which life experiences have been linked to representations of life perspectives: an ‘absent future’, an ‘adaptive future’ and an ‘normalised future’. As the process of generational change is incomplete, this study captures some moments of dynamic change and raises new questions rather than providing final answers.