“Out with the old, in with the new”? A Portrait of a Torn Generation in the Making
Youths in Lebanon have generally been studied through the lens of emigration and unemployment. While this literature offers interesting insights, it fails to capture this segment of the population through a broad sociological perspective, comprising the complex economic, social, political, and legal dynamics youths face in a rather constraining environment. Basing itself on a nationwide online consultation, this paper therefore offers to explore youths’ representations in Lebanon today, their – often complex – relations with social, cultural, economic, and political realms, thus questioning their potential transformative role in society.