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Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation (Vintage)

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in the '60s, it was the Boomers. In the '90s, it was the Xers. Now, it's the Millennials — who are graduating from high school and flooding the nation's college campuses. In Millennials Rising, bestselling authors Howe and Strauss reveal who these kids are and where they're going. They explain ...<BR>-- Why Millennials are protected, pressured, and celebrated far more than Boomers or Gen Xers ever were<BR>-- Why civic spirit and test scores are up, and crime and risky behavior down<BR>-- Why today's kids are held to higher standards than adults apply to themselves<BR>-- Why Millennials are a lot less violent, vulgar, and sexually charged than the teen culture older people are producing for them<P>A decade ago, in Generations, Howe and Strauss predicted many of the youth trends we are beginning to see today. Now, in this remarkable new book — one that is certain to spark a heated national debate about the next generation — the authors provide startling proof for how today's Millennial teens are defying conventional wisdom about youth.<P>Having taken their own polls, weighed all the data, talked with hundreds of kids, parents, and teachers, and reflected on the rhythms of history, Howe and Strauss offer this powerful conclusion: Before the decade is over, Millennials will reject the Gen X pop culture, rebel against Boomer politics, dramatically redefine what it means to be young, and, in time, become America's next great generation.

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The authors of the bestselling "13th Gen" present the first in-depth examination of the Millennials--the generation born after 1982. They explain why today's teens are smart, well-behaved, and optimistic, and why you won't hear older people say that. Charts, graphs, & cartoons.

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By the authors of the bestselling 13th Gen, the first in-depth examination of the Millennials--the generation born after 1982.

"Over the next decade, the Millennial Generation will entirely recast the image of youth from downbeat and alientated to upbeat and engaged--with potentially seismic consequences for America." --from Millennials Rising

In this remarkable account, certain to stir the interest of educators, counselors, parents, and people in all types of business as well as young people themselves, Neil Howe and William Strauss introduce the nation to a powerful new generation: the Millennials. They will also explain:

Why today's teens are smart, well-behaved, and optimisitc, and why you won't hear older people say that.

Why they get along so well with their Boomer and Xer parents.

Why Millennial collegians will bring a new youth revolution to America's campuses.

Why names like "Generation Y" and "Echo Boom" just don't work for today's kids.

Having looked at oceans of data, taken their own polls, and talked to hundreds of kids, parents, and teachers, Howe and Strauss explain how Millennials are turning out to be so dramatically different from Xers and boomers and how, in time, they will become the next great generation.

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Neil Howe and William Strauss are the authors of Generations, 13th Gen, and The Fourth Turning.  They live in McLean, Virginia.

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Erica Horne, March 31, 2009 (view all comments by Erica Horne)
Having just finished this book, I am amazed to find so many people disagreeing. This book conclusively resembles my life--And I was born in 82! The book itself seems not to be an insult to Boomers or Gen Xers, and not even a complement to Millennials; it takes into account painstaking research and uses it to make delicate generalizations about an entire generation of Americans.
Whoa! That's a big deal AND really hard to do! I understand the disgressions people have with parts of the theory, but it's been my experience that the Strauss/Howe model is a complete understanding of American history. (And it works!) Reviewing their predictions since 1991, Strauss and Howe have precisely calculated the heartbeat of American culture and given an equation that is practical and applicable to all of their readers.

In regards to my own generation, I read this book and recalled their portrayal of Millennials to be very descriptive of my own childhood environment. Living in the cusp of third and fourth turning societies, I can't help but recognize all of the social trends with greater awareness after reading this book.

I more generally found the book a delightful read. Strauss and Howe's writing is natural and easy to read and understand. Even if you have no dealings with cultural anthropology or today's youth, I still recommend this book for it's value of collected information about our society, and its implications, in a very reader friendly way.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375707193
Author:
Matson, R. J.
Author:
Strauss, William
Illustrator:
Matson, R. J.
Author:
Neil Howe and William Strauss
Author:
Matson, R. J.
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Children's Studies
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Adolescence
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Youth
Subject:
Youth -- United States.
Subject:
Demography
Subject:
Sociology-Children and Family
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Original
Series Volume:
no. 32
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
CHARTS and ILLUS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.10x7.34x1.03 in. 1.84 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The authors of the bestselling "13th Gen" present the first in-depth examination of the Millennials--the generation born after 1982. They explain why today's teens are smart, well-behaved, and optimistic, and why you won't hear older people say that. Charts, graphs, & cartoons.
"Synopsis" by , By the authors of the bestselling 13th Gen, the first in-depth examination of the Millennials--the generation born after 1982.

"Over the next decade, the Millennial Generation will entirely recast the image of youth from downbeat and alientated to upbeat and engaged--with potentially seismic consequences for America." --from Millennials Rising

In this remarkable account, certain to stir the interest of educators, counselors, parents, and people in all types of business as well as young people themselves, Neil Howe and William Strauss introduce the nation to a powerful new generation: the Millennials. They will also explain:

Why today's teens are smart, well-behaved, and optimisitc, and why you won't hear older people say that.

Why they get along so well with their Boomer and Xer parents.

Why Millennial collegians will bring a new youth revolution to America's campuses.

Why names like "Generation Y" and "Echo Boom" just don't work for today's kids.

Having looked at oceans of data, taken their own polls, and talked to hundreds of kids, parents, and teachers, Howe and Strauss explain how Millennials are turning out to be so dramatically different from Xers and boomers and how, in time, they will become the next great generation.

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