Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation Paperback – September 5, 2000
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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
From Publishers Weekly
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- Item Weight : 1.81 pounds
- Paperback : 432 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780375707193
- ISBN-13 : 978-0375707193
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 1 x 8.8 inches
- Publisher : Vintage; Highlighting Edition (September 5, 2000)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 0375707190
- Best Sellers Rank: #669,492 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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