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Baby Boomers and Generational Conflict

Authors: Bristow, Jennie

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About this book

The dominant cultural script is that the Baby Boomers have 'had it all', thereby depriving younger generations of the opportunity to create a life for themselves. Bristow provides a critical account of this discourse by locating the problematisation of the Baby Boomers within a wider ambivalence about the legacy of the Sixties.

About the authors

Jennie Bristow is an associate of the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies at the University of Kent, UK, and a writer on intergenerational contact and conflict. She is co-author of Parenting Culture Studies (Palgrave, 2014) and Licensed to Hug (2010), and author of Standing Up To Supernanny (2009).

Reviews

"Like the fabled blind men trying to grasp the nature of an elephant, commentators on both sides of the Atlantic have struggled to understand the significance of the baby boomers, at different times offering very different, sometimes contradictory interpretations. By telling this fascinating story, Jennie Bristow offers a model for a symbolic demography that critically explores how and why we assign meanings to generations." -Joel Best, University of Delaware, USA

"Scan the cultural and political landscape today and it's hard not to conclude that Western society is experiencing a pronounced blurring of generational standards. The current furore over the 'Baby Boomer generation' only adds to this perception. Jennie Bristow's new book brings much needed clarity to all this generational confusion, and does so with no small amount of insight and flair. Required reading for social scientists looking for a considered introduction to 'generationalism', or anyone heading for retirement who wants to avoid a future of nonsensical stigmatisation." Professor Keith Hayward, University of Kent, UK.


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bristow, Jennie

    Pages 3-18

  • Understanding Generations Historically

    Bristow, Jennie

    Pages 19-41

  • Mannheim’s ‘Problem of Generations’ Revisited

    Bristow, Jennie

    Pages 42-61

  • The Birth of the Sixties — Generations after the Second World War

    Bristow, Jennie

    Pages 62-82

  • The Cultural Script of the Baby Boomer Problem

    Bristow, Jennie

    Pages 85-114

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eBook $74.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-45473-7
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Hardcover $95.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-45472-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $34.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-49799-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Baby Boomers and Generational Conflict
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-45473-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137454737
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-45472-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49799-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 211
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