“Postmodern: turning attention away from collective forms of identification and self understanding, to individualized practices which give more freedom to the individual to map out their own route to selfhood in globalised and socially disembedded contexts.” (Brannen & Nilsen)

Brannen, J. & Nilsen, A. (2003, January 28). Adulthood: Changing Concepts and Definitions, A Sloan Work and Family Encyclopedia Entry. Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College.