Constructing the Future in the Liminal Spaces Between Adolescence and Adulthood: Responsibilities, Careers, and Social Contexts


  • Amanda Benjamin University of New Brunswick
  • José Domene University of New Brunswick
  • Kim Landine University of New Brunswick


future, liminal spaces, adolescence, adulthood, careers, social context, responsibilities


The following paper explore the way a sample of young people in New Brunswick constructed, conceptualized and expressed concerns about adulthood, in relation to their career aspirations and their socio-economic context. The notion of liminal adulthood is used to frame the discussion in order to capture the in-between spaces of vocational identity. Furthermore we explore how these spaces are historically and socially constructed.


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Benjamin, A., Domene, J., & Landine, K. . (2014). Constructing the Future in the Liminal Spaces Between Adolescence and Adulthood: Responsibilities, Careers, and Social Contexts. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 13(1), 37–45. Retrieved from