Kids These Days: The Making of Millennials

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Back Bay Books #ad - Kids these Days is about why. We poured historic and insane amounts of time and money into preparing ourselves for the 21st-century labor market. We have been taught to consider working for free homework, internships a privilege for our own benefit. Namely: we are the most educated and hardworking generation in American history.

Millennials have been stereotyped as lazy, entitled, narcissistic, and immature. Millennials were the first generation raised explicitly as investments, Harris argues, and in Kids These Days he dares us to confront and take charge of the consequences now that we are grown up. Examining trends like runaway student debt, social media, mass incarceration, and more, the rise of the intern, Harris gives us a portrait of what it means to be young in America today that will wake you up and piss you off.

Kids These Days: The Making of Millennials #ad - We've gotten so used to sloppy generational analysis filled with dumb clichv©s about young people that we've lost sight of what really unites Millennials. We are poorer, even our great grandparents, grandparents, more medicated, and more precariously employed than our parents, with less of a social safety net to boot.

In brilliant, crackling prose, early Wall Street occupier Malcolm Harris gets mercilessly real about our maligned birth cohort.

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Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime

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Polity #ad - Belonging to a territory is the phenomenon most in need of rethinking and careful redescription; learning new ways to inhabit the Earth is our biggest challenge. The present ecological mutation has organized the whole political landscape for the last thirty years. Hence their flight offshore and their massive investment in climate change denial.

The left has been slow to turn its attention to this new situation. This could explain the deadly cocktail of exploding inequalities, massive deregulation, and conversion of the dream of globalization into a nightmare for most people. What holds these three phenomena together is the conviction, shared by some powerful people, that the ecological threat is real and that the only way for them to survive is to abandon any pretense at sharing a common future with the rest of the world.

Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime #ad - Bringing us down to earth is the task of politics today. It is still organized along an axis that goes from investment in local values to the hope of globalization and just at the time when, everywhere, people dissatisfied with the ideal of modernity are turning back to the protection of national or even ethnic borders.

This is why it is urgent to shift sideways and to define politics as what leads toward the Earth and not toward the global or the national.

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How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

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Melville House #ad - A galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention-and our personal information-that redefines what we think of as productivity, reconnects us with the environment, and reveals all that we've been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world. Far from the simple anti-technology screed, or the back-to-nature meditation we read so often, How to do Nothing is an action plan for thinking outside of capitalist narratives of efficiency and techno-determinism.

. Provocative, and utterly persuasive, timely, this book is a four-course meal in the age of Soylent. Doing nothing may be our most important form of resistance. A new york times bestseller **"a complex, smart and ambitious book that at first reads like a self-help manual, then blossoms into a wide-ranging political manifesto.

Jonah engel bromwich, the new york times book reviewone of president barack obama's "favorite books of 2019"named one of the best books of the year by: time • the new yorker • npr • gq • elle • vulture • Fortune • Boing Boing • The Irish Times • The New York Public Library • The Brooklyn Public LibraryPorchlight's Personal Development & Human Behavior Book of the YearNothing is harder to do these days than nothing.

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy #ad - But in a world where our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity. Once we can start paying a new kind of attention, she writes, reimagine humankind’s role in the environment, we can undertake bolder forms of political action, and arrive at more meaningful understandings of happiness and progress.

Odell sees our attention as the most precious—and overdrawn—resource we have.

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iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and What That Means for the Rest of Us

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Atria Books #ad - And members of igen also need to understand themselves as they communicate with their elders and explain their views to their older peers. Born in the mid-1990s up to the mid-2000s, iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. Because where iGen goes, so goes our nation—and the world.

As seen in time, the atlantic, pbs, bbc, cnn, igen is crucial reading to understand how the children, the Wall Street Journal, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and NPR, and on CBS This Morning, USA TODAY, teens, and from any other generation.

With generational divides wider than ever, educators, parents, and employers have an urgent need to understand today’s rising generation of teens and young adults. But technology is not the only thing that makes iGen distinct from every generation before them; they are also different in how they spend their time, and in their attitudes toward religion, sexuality, how they behave, and politics.

. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person—perhaps contributing to their unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness. More than previous generations, they are obsessed with safety, focused on tolerance, and have no patience for inequality.

iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and What That Means for the Rest of Us #ad - A galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention-and our personal information-that redefines what we think of as productivity, reconnects us with the environment, and reveals all that we've been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world. They socialize in completely new ways, reject once sacred social taboos, and want different things from their lives and careers.

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American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - She draws on broad, original, full of opportunities for self-definition but also the risks of isolation, unequal pleasure, competition for status, insightful research to explore a challenging emotional landscape, and sexual violence. Accessible and open-minded, american hookup explains where we are and how we got here, compassionate and honest, “Where do we go from here?” A galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention-and our personal information-that redefines what we think of as productivity, reconnects us with the environment, asking, and reveals all that we've been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world.

American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus #ad - A must-read for any student―present or former―stuck in hookup culture’s pressure to put out. Ana valens, the evolution of higher education, lisa wade analyzes the mixed messages of hookup culture on today’s college campuses within the history of sexuality, parents, and educators, BitchOffering invaluable insights for students, and the unfinished feminist revolution.

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Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road From The Late Teens Through The Twenties

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Oxford University Press #ad - Arnett's new paradigm has received a surge of scholarly attention due to his book that launched the field, Emerging Adulthood. On the 10th anniversary of the publication of his groundbreaking work, social class issues, the second edition of Emerging Adulthood fully updates and expands Arnett's findings and includes brand new chapters on media use, and the distinctive problems of this life stage.

In recent decades, the lives of people in their late teens and twenties have changed so dramatically that a new stage of life has developed. Merging stories from the lives of emerging adults themselves with decades of research, including love and sex, relationships with parents, Arnett covers a wide range of topics, experiences at college and work, and views of what it means to be an adult.

Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road From The Late Teens Through The Twenties #ad - A galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention-and our personal information-that redefines what we think of as productivity, reconnects us with the environment, and reveals all that we've been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world. Oxford university Press USA. As the nature of american youth and the meaning of adulthood further evolve, Emerging Adulthood will continue to be essential reading for understanding the face of modern America.

In spite of the challenges they face, arnett explains that emerging adults are particularly skilled at maintaining contradictory emotions--they are confident while being wary, and optimistic in the face of large degrees of uncertainty. In his provocative work, jeffrey jensen Arnett has identified the period of emerging adulthood as distinct from both the adolescence that precedes it and the young adulthood that comes in its wake.

He also refutes many of the negative stereotypes about emerging adults today, finding that they are not "lazy" but remarkably hard-working in most cases, and not "selfish" but rather concerned with making a contribution to improving the world.

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My Year of Meats

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Penguin Books #ad - Hailed by usa today as “rare and provocative” and awarded the kirayama prize for Literature of the Pacific Rim, My Year of Meats is a modern-day take on Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle for fans of Michael Pollan, Margaret Atwood, and Barbara Kingsolver. A galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention-and our personal information-that redefines what we think of as productivity, reconnects us with the environment, and reveals all that we've been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world.

Oxford university Press USA. Soon she will also cross paths with Akiko Ueno, a beleaguered Japanese housewife struggling to escape her overbearing husband. When documentarian jane takagi-little finally lands a job producing a Japanese television show that just happens to be sponsored by an American meat-exporting business, fertility, she uncovers some unsavory truths about love, and a dangerous hormone called DES.

My Year of Meats #ad - A cross-cultural tale of two women brought together by the intersections of television and industrial agriculture, fertility and motherhood, life and love—the breakout hit by the celebrated author of A Tale for the Time Being Ruth Ozeki’s mesmerizing debut novel has captivated readers and reviewers worldwide.

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The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture

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Counterpoint #ad - In it, wendell berry argues that good farming is a cultural and spiritual discipline. Sadly, his arguments and observations are more relevant than ever. Today’s agribusiness, however, takes farming out of its cultural context and away from families. Although “this book has not had the happy fate of being proved wrong, ” Berry writes, there are people working “to make something comely and enduring of our life on this earth.

Wendell berry is one of those people, as ever, with passion, eloquence, writing and working, and conviction. As a result, love, we as a nation are more estranged from the land―from the intimate knowledge, and care of it. A galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention-and our personal information-that redefines what we think of as productivity, reconnects us with the environment, and reveals all that we've been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world.

The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture #ad - Oxford university Press USA. Since its publication in 1977, The Unsettling of America has been recognized as a classic of American letters. The unsettling of America Culture Agriculture.

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Sociological Insight: An Introduction to Non-Obvious Sociology

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In a new final chapter, while coming full circle to the theories of rationality and ritual with which he began, Collins stakes out an important role for sociology in the information age, showing that artificial intelligence can approximate human creativity only if it can take part in ritual interactions.

Beginning with a central problem that distinguishes sociology from most other ways of looking at the world, Randall Collins examines the limits of human rationality and sociological theories of religion, showing how they open up a general theory of social rituals that holds the key to much of the rest of sociology.

Sociological Insight: An Introduction to Non-Obvious Sociology #ad - . Uniquely engaging, sociological Insight dramatizes the major issues and concerns of sociology in a way that gets students thinking and talking, and whets their appetites for more. Revised and expanded to incorporate recent research, this classic text now offers a more comprehensive introduction to many of sociology's most interesting and elegant ideas, written with a grace and wit that have delighted a generation of students.

With these conceptual tools in hand, love, crime, sex, he invites students to ponder how sociological analysis can illuminate a variety of urgent topics--power, and the position of women in society--as it reveals both their visible social symbols and their paradoxical deep structures.

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McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality

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Repeater #ad - From celebrity endorsements to monks, neuroscientists and meditation coaches rubbing shoulders with CEOs at the World Economic Forum in Davos, it is clear that mindfulness has gone mainstream. Some have even called it a revolution. But what if, " exposinghow corporations, instead of changing the world, ronald Purser debunks the so-called "mindfulness revolution, reinforcing the neoliberal status quo? InMcMindfulness, schools, mindfulness has become a banal form of capitalist spirituality that mindlessly avoids social and political transformation, governments and the military have coopted it as technique for social control and self-pacification.

The unsettling of America Culture Agriculture. A lively and razor-sharp critique of mindfulness as it has been enthusiastically co-opted by corporations, public schools, and the US military. If we are to harness the truly revolutionary potential of mindfulness, wehave to cast off its neoliberal shackles, liberating mindfulness for a collective awakening.

McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality #ad - A galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention-and our personal information-that redefines what we think of as productivity, reconnects us with the environment, and reveals all that we've been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world. Oxford university Press USA. A lively and razor-sharp critique, Purser busts the myths its salesmen rely on, challenging the narrative that stress is self-imposed and mindfulness is the cure-all.

Mindfulness is now all the rage.

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Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Emerging Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith

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Jossey-Bass #ad - For all who work with people in the awe and angst-filled years between 18 and 32. Parks, a master teacher, lights the way―theirs and ours. Diana chapman walsh, wellesley college; board chair, president emerita, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard "No one who cares deeply about people in their twenties should be without this book.

. The key is mentorship, and the payoff should be big―for all of us. Richard a. It is a big story about humanity and the persistent quest for meaning and purpose. In sharon daloz parks's lyrical company we learn so much more about their biggest possibilities―and our own. Robert kegan, harvard graduate school of education "parks's clear voice … is simultaneously that of a scholar, clinician, ethicist, In Over Our Heads; professor, author, and priest―that of a rare and capable generalist who can nurture both teachers and students … and reveal the architecture of the process by which we merge the questions of ultimate reality with the immediate needs and duties of our generation.

Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Emerging Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith #ad - Janet cooper nelson, chaplain of the university, Brown University ". A valuable resource for parents, administrators, professors, employers, and all others who care about emerging adults and want to see them thrive. Jeffrey jensen arnett, reconnects us with the environment, emerging adulthood: the winding road from the Late Teens Through the Twenties A galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention-and our personal information-that redefines what we think of as productivity, Clark University; author, and reveals all that we've been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world.

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