The Fourth Turning

Author : William Strauss
ISBN : 0307485056
Genre : Social Science
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This astonishing book will change the way you see the world -- and your place in it. With startling originality, The Fourth Turning illuminates the past, explains the present, and reimagines the future. Most remarkably, it offers an utterly persuasive prophecy about a new American era that will begin just after the millennium. William Strauss and Neil Howe base this vision on a provocative new theory of American history. The authors look back five hundred years and uncover a distinct pattern: Modern history moves in cycles, each one lasting about the length of a long human life, each composed of four eras--or "turnings"--that last about twenty years and that always arrive in the same order. First comes a High, a period of confident expansion as a new order takes root after the old has been swept away. Next comes an Awakening, a time of spiritual exploration and rebellion against the now-established order. Then comes an Unraveling, an increasingly troubled era in which individualism triumphs over crumbling institutions. Last comes a Crisis--the Fourth Turning--when society passes through a great and perilous gate in history. Together, the four turnings comprise history's seasonal rhythm of growth, maturation, entropy, and rebirth. Strauss and Howe locate today's America as midway through an Unraveling, roughly a decade away from the next era of Crisis. In a brilliant analysis of the post-World War II period, they show how generational dynamics are the key to understanding the cycles of American history. They draw vivid portraits of all the modern generations: the can-do G.I.s, the mediating Silent, the values-absorbed Boomers, the pragmatic 13ers, and the child Millennials. Placed in the context of history's long rhythms, the persona and role of each generation become clear--as does the inevitability of the coming Crisis. Whatever your stage of life, The Fourth Turning offers bold predictions about how all of us can prepare, individually and collectively, for America's next rendezvous with destiny.
Category: Social Science

Generationenmanagement In Unternehmen

Author : Jutta Oertel
ISBN : 9783835055254
Genre : Business & Economics
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Jutta Oertel untersucht, wie Unternehmen den Umgang mit den Generationenstrukturen und -beziehungen optimal gestalten können. Anhand einer theoretischen Analyse und einer empirischen Studie entwickelt sie ein Generationenmodell als Anknüpfungspunkt für die wirtschaftswissenschaftliche und die interdisziplinäre Generationenforschung.
Category: Business & Economics

Europa Im Visier Der Usa

Author : Eva C. Schweitzer
ISBN : 9783958415454
Genre : Political Science
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Der neue US-Präsident Donald Trump wurde auf einer Welle von "Amerika first!" ins Amt getragen. Begleitet wird er von radikalen Medien im Internet, die den Amerikanern die Folgen von Merkels Flüchtlingspolitik in den wildesten Farben ausmalen. Nun werden Verträge in Frage gestellt, Grenzen neu definiert und Freund und Feind anders sortiert – vor allem in Europa. Trump, ein international operierender Geschäftsmann, unterstützt rechtspopulistische Parteien, sympathisiert mit Russland und England, die gegen die EU auftreten, und will Importe aus Deutschland, China und Mexiko blockieren. Nicht zum ersten Mal: Ausbrüche von Abschottung und Fremdenfeindlichkeit gab es in Amerika vor beiden Weltkriegen. Für Transatlantiker sind raue Zeiten angebrochen. Aber was bedeutet das für die Bürger? USA-Expertin Eva C. Schweitzer geht dem angespannten Verhältnis zwischen Washington und Europa nach. Faktenreich und kundig zeigt sie, wie der neue US-Präsident die Gräben zwischen Amerika und Europa vertieft und die Spaltung Europas vorantreibt. Was er tut, wird eklatante Auswirkungen nicht nur auf die europäische, sondern unmittelbar auch auf die deutsche Politik haben. Das Ende der westlichen Wertegemeinschaft steht auf dem Spiel – und Deutschland droht zu einem Gegner der USA zu werden.
Category: Political Science

From Skedaddle To Selfie

Author : Allan Metcalf
ISBN : 9780190263461
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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From baby boomers with 'groovy' and 'yuppie,' to Generation X with 'whatever' and 'like,' each generation inevitably comes to use certain words that are particular to its unique time in history. Those words not only tell us a great deal about the people in those generations, but highlight their differences with other generations. In this entertaining compilation, Allan Metcalf, author of OK: The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word, shows that each generation--those born within the same roughly 20-year time period--can be identified and characterized by its key words. Metcalf tells the story of the history and usage of these words, starting with the American Revolution and ending with the post-Millennial Homeland generation. With special attention to the differences in vocabulary among today's generations--the sometimes awkward Millennials, the grunge music of Generation X, hippies among the Boomers, and bobbysoxers among the Silents--From Skeddadle to Selfie compiles dozens of words we thought we knew, and tells the unheard stories of each and how they accompanied its generation through its time.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Second Chance How To Make And Keep Big Money From The Coming Gold And Silver Shock Wave

Author : David H. Smith
ISBN : 9781483460352
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Did you miss the gold and silver spike runs to $1900 and to $50 in 2011? Did you get in near the top and ride them all the way down into the December 2015 lows? Or perhaps you didn't buy at all, and by late 2016, while the most explosive precious metals and mining stock run-up in decades was taking place, you watched. You may think you've missed the boat. But you would be wrong. David Morgan's research has shown decisively that as much as "90% of the profit potential for the metals and miners become available during the last 10% of the entire bull run." But only if you avoid what he calls "the amateur's mindset." Second Chance: How to Make and Keep Big Money from the Coming Gold and Silver Shock Wave empowers you to step onto the investment battlefield and leave it a winner. Many people will make fortunes during the coming years. On paper. But, when all is said and done, as the great speculator Jesse Livermore declared, "On paper it will remain."

America S Crisis Of Values

Author : Wayne E. Baker
ISBN : 9781400849628
Genre : Social Science
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Is America bitterly divided? Has America lost its traditional values? Many politicians and religious leaders believe so, as do the majority of Americans, based on public opinion polls taken over the past several years. But is this crisis of values real? This book explores the moral terrain of America today, analyzing the widely held perception that the nation is in moral decline. It looks at the question from a variety of angles, examining traditional values, secular values, religious values, family values, economic values, and others. Using unique data from the World Values Surveys, the largest systematic attempt ever made to document attitudes, values, and beliefs around the world, this book systematically evaluates the perceived crisis of values by comparing America's values with those of over 60 other nations. The results are surprising. The evidence shows overwhelmingly that America has not lost its traditional values, that the nation compares favorably with most other societies, and that the culture war is largely a myth. The gap between reality and perception does not represent mass ignorance of the facts or an overblown moral panic, Baker contends. Rather, the widespread perception of a crisis of values is a real and legitimate interpretation of life in a society that is in the middle of a fundamental transformation and that contains growing cultural contradictions. Instead of posing a problem, the author argues, this crisis rhetoric serves the valuable social function of reminding us of what it means to be American. As such, it preserves the ideological foundation of the nation.
Category: Social Science

The Sociology Of Generations

Author : Jennie Bristow
ISBN : 9781137601360
Genre : Social Science
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This book suggests that the enduring problem of generations remains that of knowledge: how society conceptualises the relationship between past, present and future, and the ways in which this is transmitted by adults to the young. Reflecting on Mannheim’s seminal essay ‘The Problem of Generations’, the author explores why generations have become a focus for academic interest and policy developments today. Bristow argues that developments in education, teaching and parenting culture seek to resolve tensions of our present-day risk society through imposing an artificial distance between the generations. Bristow’s book will be of interest to students and scholars in the fields of Sociology, Social Policy, Education, Family studies, Gerontology and Youth studies.
Category: Social Science

The Future Of Schooling

Author : Laura Lefkowits
ISBN : 9781935542476
Genre : Education
File Size : 61.76 MB
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The actions you take now will help your school or district succeed in the future. McREL experts show you how to use scenario planning to prepare for the future world of education. By analyzing the content and discussing the implications of these scenarios, you can identify action steps today that will maximize your chance for success tomorrow
Category: Education

Do Ask Do Tell

Author : Bill Boushka
ISBN : 9781469758442
Genre : Law
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The original Bill of Rights, sponsored largely by James Madison, is now about 210 years old. Reinforced by the Fourteenth Amendment, which eventually applied many of its provisions to the states, it has served us well. It is time to re-evaluate our fundamental constitutional rights and to seriously consider their major renovation. This is my central proposal. Are we ready to trust ourselves as individuals with the personal responsibilities that go with rights? When government defines personal moral values, we tend to take less account for not only our own actions but also our own underlying values, for those spiritual yearnings that make us, all unique people, who we are. We tend to lose interest in speaking for ourselves and tend to leave moral judgments to "experts" who get paid to pass judgment on all of us. I discuss a philosophy, often called libertarianism, of extremely restricted government. I present it from the personal perspective of a gay man who grew up in a period of enormous change and migration toward cultural individualism. My argument is intended for everyone, but I provide my own detailed perspectives on many issues. The parallel between draft deferments during the Vietnam era and the gays-in-the-military battle today How close the gay community, as we know it, came to total catastrophe during the early days of AIDS crisis What the "family values" debate is really all about Volunteerism and social obligations, and how both military service and parenting fit into these What "discrimination" is really all about How the "Don’t Tell" mentality interferes with political and social debate in many areas Why equal rights for gays is important for everybody A science of personal growth and why libertarianism is good for personal growth
Category: Law