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Using their trademark paradigm, which places each generation as part of a larger historical cycle with four generations to a cycle, the authors not only describe these kids as they are now (as the first year sets off for college, the last yet to be born) but launch into projections for the future. A sampling of their potential influence in this decade: pop music will become more melodic and singable and sitcoms more melodramatic and wholesome; there will be a new emphasis on manners, modesty, and old-fashioned gender courtesies; and they'll resolve the long-standing debates about substance abuse. "They will rebel against the culture by cleaning it up, rebel against political cynicism by touting trust, rebel against individualism by stressing teamwork, rebel against adult pessimism by being upbeat, and rebel against social ennui by actually going out and getting a few things done." Scanning the future further, this hero generation will have to confront some major crises. But, for a group that has never known war or famine, will it be an opportunity or a calamity? Much of Millennials Rising is familiar territory rehashed, and the profiles and prophecies just too general. But it's hard to resist this hopeful vision for our children and the future. --Lesley Reed
This book is NOT worth spending your precious time to read.
It's pure garbage and misinformation. Read more
The book was written BEFORE any of the predictions advanced could have happened and MISSED many of the things. I thought it was a real up-date and it was not.Published 16 months ago by Sarita McCaw
I thought that was going to be a good book to learn more about my peers until I read "Why today's teens are smart, well-behaved, and optimisitc, and why you won't hear older people... Read morePublished 20 months ago by ORARNG
I have a degree in Sociology and thought this book would be an interesting read - which it was, but not in a way that the authors intended. Read morePublished 20 months ago by La Mer
Should be retitled, "Speculation: writing about the future and handpicking examples". I hate this book, and wished my professor picked a better book...Published 21 months ago by Albert Lee
I was into the generation thing when I picked this up - my son had to read a summer assignment and a teacher suggested this one - it is really out of date - 10 years old I think,... Read morePublished on October 15, 2013 by Sarah Moore Katzenmaier