Youth in a Foreign Country


When we enter new contexts, we bring with us a nice suitcase, full of important “pieces” of the places where we have been. This is even more evident in the big passages of life, when all our luggage must be immersed in the new situation and – after some shaking – opened and poured on the new bed. Every piece can be taken as it is and put in the wardrobe, or we may also find a new place or use for it. Moreover, we may throw something away because it becomes useless – but often we don’t get rid of anything, and making a kind of show we actually hide it under the bed: after all, we are attached to it, and furthermore, you never know…

Look for it in the Publications page (with additional links):

Serrelli E (2009). Il giovane in comunità: crescere lontano dalla propria famiglia, il rapporto con gli adulti e coi coetanei. In Colombo F, ed., Ospitalità familiare e nuovi bisogni sociali: Il Bed & Breakfast Protetto per i giovani in difficoltà. Milano: Franco Angeli, pp. 207-216. ISBN13 9788856806663 []