The Fourth Turning

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ISBN: 0307485056
Release Date: 2009-01-16
Number of pages: 400
Author: William Strauss
Publisher: Three Rivers Press

Download and read online The Fourth Turning in PDF and EPUB First came the postwar High, then the Awakening of the '60s and '70s, and now the Unraveling. This audacious and provocative book tells us what to expect just beyond the start of the next century. Are you ready for the Fourth Turning? Strauss and Howe will change the way you see the world--and your place in it. In The Fourth Turning, they apply their generational theories to the cycles of history and locate America in the middle of an unraveling period, on the brink of a crisis. How you prepare for this crisis--the Fourth Turning--is intimately connected to the mood and attitude of your particular generation. Are you one of the can-do "GI generation," who triumphed in the last crisis? Do you belong to the mediating "Silent Majority," who enjoyed the 1950s High? Do you fall into the "awakened" Boomer category of the 1970s and 1980s, or are you a Gen-Xer struggling to adapt to our splintering world? Whatever your stage of life, The Fourth Turning offers bold predictions about how all of us can prepare, individually and collectively, for America's next rendezvous with destiny. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Fourth Turning

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ISBN: UOM:39015036056847
Release Date: 1997
Number of pages: 382
Author: William Strauss
Publisher: Broadway

Download and read online The Fourth Turning in PDF and EPUB Predicts that the U.S. will face a crisis in the next millennium that will threaten the country's survival

The Fourth Turning

Filename: the-fourth-turning.pdf
ISBN: 9780767900461
Release Date: 1997
Number of pages: 382
Author: William Strauss
Publisher: Three Rivers Press

Download and read online The Fourth Turning in PDF and EPUB Predicts that the U.S. will face a crisis in the next millennium that will threaten the country's survival

From Skedaddle to Selfie

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ISBN: 9780199927128
Release Date: 2015-10-08
Number of pages: 232
Author: Allan Metcalf
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Download and read online From Skedaddle to Selfie in PDF and EPUB From baby boomers with 'groovy' and 'yuppie,' to Generation X with 'whatever' and 'like,' each generation inevitably comes to use certain words that are particular to its unique time in history. Those words not only tell us a great deal about the people in those generations, but highlight their differences with other generations. In this entertaining compilation, Allan Metcalf, author of OK: The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word, shows that each generation--those born within the same roughly 20-year time period--can be identified and characterized by its key words. Metcalf tells the story of the history and usage of these words, starting with the American Revolution and ending with the post-Millennial Homeland generation. With special attention to the differences in vocabulary among today's generations--the sometimes awkward Millennials, the grunge music of Generation X, hippies among the Boomers, and bobbysoxers among the Silents--From Skeddadle to Selfie compiles dozens of words we thought we knew, and tells the unheard stories of each and how they accompanied its generation through its time.

Second Chance How to Make and Keep Big Money from the Coming Gold and Silver Shock Wave

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ISBN: 9781483460352
Release Date: 2016-10-25
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Author: David H. Smith

Download and read online Second Chance How to Make and Keep Big Money from the Coming Gold and Silver Shock Wave in PDF and EPUB Did you miss the gold and silver spike runs to $1900 and to $50 in 2011? Did you get in near the top and ride them all the way down into the December 2015 lows? Or perhaps you didn't buy at all, and by late 2016, while the most explosive precious metals and mining stock run-up in decades was taking place, you watched. You may think you've missed the boat. But you would be wrong. David Morgan's research has shown decisively that as much as "90% of the profit potential for the metals and miners become available during the last 10% of the entire bull run." But only if you avoid what he calls "the amateur's mindset." Second Chance: How to Make and Keep Big Money from the Coming Gold and Silver Shock Wave empowers you to step onto the investment battlefield and leave it a winner. Many people will make fortunes during the coming years. On paper. But, when all is said and done, as the great speculator Jesse Livermore declared, "On paper it will remain."

America s Crisis of Values

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ISBN: 9781400849628
Release Date: 2013-10-31
Number of pages: 328
Author: Wayne E. Baker
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Download and read online America s Crisis of Values in PDF and EPUB Is America bitterly divided? Has America lost its traditional values? Many politicians and religious leaders believe so, as do the majority of Americans, based on public opinion polls taken over the past several years. But is this crisis of values real? This book explores the moral terrain of America today, analyzing the widely held perception that the nation is in moral decline. It looks at the question from a variety of angles, examining traditional values, secular values, religious values, family values, economic values, and others. Using unique data from the World Values Surveys, the largest systematic attempt ever made to document attitudes, values, and beliefs around the world, this book systematically evaluates the perceived crisis of values by comparing America's values with those of over 60 other nations. The results are surprising. The evidence shows overwhelmingly that America has not lost its traditional values, that the nation compares favorably with most other societies, and that the culture war is largely a myth. The gap between reality and perception does not represent mass ignorance of the facts or an overblown moral panic, Baker contends. Rather, the widespread perception of a crisis of values is a real and legitimate interpretation of life in a society that is in the middle of a fundamental transformation and that contains growing cultural contradictions. Instead of posing a problem, the author argues, this crisis rhetoric serves the valuable social function of reminding us of what it means to be American. As such, it preserves the ideological foundation of the nation.

The Sociology of Generations

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ISBN: 9781137601360
Release Date: 2016-06-09
Number of pages: 125
Author: Jennie Bristow
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online The Sociology of Generations in PDF and EPUB This book suggests that the enduring problem of generations remains that of knowledge: how society conceptualises the relationship between past, present and future, and the ways in which this is transmitted by adults to the young. Reflecting on Mannheim’s seminal essay ‘The Problem of Generations’, the author explores why generations have become a focus for academic interest and policy developments today. Bristow argues that developments in education, teaching and parenting culture seek to resolve tensions of our present-day risk society through imposing an artificial distance between the generations. Bristow’s book will be of interest to students and scholars in the fields of Sociology, Social Policy, Education, Family studies, Gerontology and Youth studies.

The Future of Schooling

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ISBN: 9781935542476
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Number of pages: 304
Author: Laura Lefkowits
Publisher: Solution Tree Press

Download and read online The Future of Schooling in PDF and EPUB The actions you take now will help your school or district succeed in the future. McREL experts show you how to use scenario planning to prepare for the future world of education. By analyzing the content and discussing the implications of these scenarios, you can identify action steps today that will maximize your chance for success tomorrow

Do Ask Do Tell

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ISBN: 9781469758442
Release Date: 2000-06-30
Number of pages: 584
Author: Bill Boushka
Publisher: iUniverse

Download and read online Do Ask Do Tell in PDF and EPUB The original Bill of Rights, sponsored largely by James Madison, is now about 210 years old. Reinforced by the Fourteenth Amendment, which eventually applied many of its provisions to the states, it has served us well. It is time to re-evaluate our fundamental constitutional rights and to seriously consider their major renovation. This is my central proposal. Are we ready to trust ourselves as individuals with the personal responsibilities that go with rights? When government defines personal moral values, we tend to take less account for not only our own actions but also our own underlying values, for those spiritual yearnings that make us, all unique people, who we are. We tend to lose interest in speaking for ourselves and tend to leave moral judgments to "experts" who get paid to pass judgment on all of us. I discuss a philosophy, often called libertarianism, of extremely restricted government. I present it from the personal perspective of a gay man who grew up in a period of enormous change and migration toward cultural individualism. My argument is intended for everyone, but I provide my own detailed perspectives on many issues. The parallel between draft deferments during the Vietnam era and the gays-in-the-military battle today How close the gay community, as we know it, came to total catastrophe during the early days of AIDS crisis What the "family values" debate is really all about Volunteerism and social obligations, and how both military service and parenting fit into these What "discrimination" is really all about How the "Don’t Tell" mentality interferes with political and social debate in many areas Why equal rights for gays is important for everybody A science of personal growth and why libertarianism is good for personal growth


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Pops in Pop Culture

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ISBN: 9781137577672
Release Date: 2016-04-29
Number of pages: 265
Author: Elizabeth Podnieks
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Pops in Pop Culture in PDF and EPUB The definitions of fatherhood have shifted in the twenty-first century as paternal subjectivities, conflicts, and desires have registered in new ways in the contemporary family. This collection investigates these sites of change through various lenses from popular culture - film, television, blogs, best-selling fiction and non-fiction, stand-up comedy routines, advertisements, newspaper articles, parenting guide-books, and video games. Treating constructions of the father at the nexus of patriarchy, gender, and (post)feminist philosophy, contributors analyze how fatherhood is defined in relation to masculinity and femininity, and the shifting structures of the heteronormative nuclear family. Perceptions of the father as the traditional breadwinner and authoritarian as compared to a more engaged and involved nurturer are considered via representations of fathers from the US, Canada, Britain, Australia, South Africa, and Sweden.

Granny Work

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ISBN: 0415965837
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 266
Author: Karen E. Riggs
Publisher: Psychology Press

Download and read online Granny Work in PDF and EPUB Granny @ Work is an impassioned comment on aging, work, and technology in American culture. As Riggs challenges popular assumptions with surprising research-for example, people over the age of 60 spend more time on the Internet than people of any other age group-and trenchant cultural critique, she forces us to confront the deeply entrenched ageism in today's technology-driven workplace.

Learning from the World

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ISBN: 9781137372130
Release Date: 2016-01-08
Number of pages: 315
Author: J. Colombano
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Learning from the World in PDF and EPUB In this far-ranging and provocative volume, Joe Colombano and Aniket Shah provide global perspectives on the most significant challenges facing modern America, seeking to inspire new ideas to redevelop America.

Business Administration Education

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ISBN: 9781137087102
Release Date: 2012-07-16
Number of pages: 246
Author: J. Marques
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Business Administration Education in PDF and EPUB A dynamic collaboration of nine experienced scholars, this timely work shares their rich blend of experiences and insights on emerging paradigms. This multifaceted work will assist students, scholars, and practitioners in attaining and maintaining excellence in an evolving world.