Ambivalence: A "Sensitizing Construct" for the Study and Practice of Intergenerational Relationships

Kurt Lüscher
2011 Journal of Intergenerational Relationships  
In recent years the idea of ambivalence has found rising attention in the field of intergenerational relationships studies and practice. It allows one to consider the contradictory dynamics of conflict and solidarity. Starting from the everyday usage of the term, an elaborated definition of ambivalence is developed that includes most of the applications in research and in practice. Before this background, it is suggested to generate for future theoretical and practical work with ambivalence the
more » ... ith ambivalence the notion of a "sensitizing construct."
doi:10.1080/15350770.2011.568338 fatcat:pmw6wqgqafeihlkc5ldtgpuoz4