Cultural Creative is a term coined by Ray and Anderson to describe people whose values embrace a curiosity and concern for the world, its ecosystem, and its peoples; an awareness of and activism for peace and social justice; and an openness to self-actualization through spirituality, psychotherapy, and holistic practices. Cultural Creatives do not just take the money and run; they don't want to defund the National Endowment for the Arts; and they do want women to get a fairer shake--not only in the United States, but around the globe.
On the basis of Ray and Anderson's research, about 50 million Americans are Cultural Creatives, a group that includes people of all races, ages, and classes. This subculture could have enormous social and political clout, the authors argue, if only it had any consciousness of itself as a cohesive unit, a society of fellow travelers. The husband and wife team wrote the book "to hold up a mirror" to the members of this vast but diffuse group, to show them they are not alone and that they can reshape society to make it more authentic, compassionate, and engaged. It is an idealistic call for a new agenda for a new millennium. --I. Crane --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
It contributes to the worlds of values, culture and social transformation and it is good news to Cultural Creatives because it is validating and affirming.
Even if you're just wondering why cultural creatives are so passionate about their lives, this planet, and their causes, this book will help you put it all together.
Traditionals are appealed to by affluent elements of both business and social conservatives, although many traditionals are not pro-business or anti-environment.
This book profoundly impacted my life and still continues to be a guiding star of the possibility of what can happen when 50 million people really do get on the same page and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Suzanne Strisower
Reading The Cultural Creatives changed my perspective on my whole life. I highly recommend this book to those in the Boomer Generation who thought they were the only ones who were,... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jiivanii Dent
I am surprised that I have not seen this referenced more. Paul Ray has an Americanized approach to cultural memes and structures of consciousness. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lorin Loverde
I learned of this book after reading about it in a magazine about chiropractors. I knew I would enjoy learning more. It's so worth the read!Published 8 months ago by ActiveAZMom
Cultural Creatives speaks to the soul of the transformation we are collectively experiencing. I love the insights into the lifestyle and search for meaning that cultural creatives... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Lisa Michaels
I really liked this book at first than could not finish it. I have gone back to it many times and just cant get back into it. Read morePublished 19 months ago by danny strong
This is great book and very informative. Bought this for a friend because I didn't want to lend mine out. Very fast shipping and good quality. Thank you very much!Published on February 1, 2013 by Lorraine Voss
Culteral Creatives are those who care deeply about humanity and are committed to saving the planet and pursuing social justice through self-actualization and/or spiritual wisdom. Read morePublished on January 5, 2013 by Socratic Parent
Like other reviewers I was disappointed by this book. It has none of the rigor of scientific research, nor does it really talk about creatives. Read morePublished on August 30, 2012 by Laura Rodriguez