Chapter 1: Introduction Next Chapter
Chapter 1: Introduction
We are living in a time significantly impacted by the global financial crisis. Historically it has been referred to as the beginning of the post-post war period (Sloterdijk, 2011), or as late or ‘liquid’, modernity (Bauman, 2000). There is certainly no denying the growing influence of globalization. We might say that all these things are combining to turn the world upside down, impacting us all in profound ways, both professionally and personally.
The adaptation required adds to the anxiety and disorientation of many (Bauman, 2008). This encompasses you if you are studying at university, at the beginning of your journeys as adults, in search of many things including desirable and meaningful employment. You are facing a cacophony of voices and ...