Download Generation X Goes Global in PDF by Christine Henseler Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012 with total page 374 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume explores the converging properties of Generation X through the fields of literature, media studies, youth culture, popular culture, sociology, philosophy, feminism, and political science. It broadens critics' engagement with the Generation X label, tracing the global and local flows that determine the identity of each country's youth from the 1970s well into the twenty-first century.
Download Responding Faithfully to Generation X in PDF by Rev. Dr. Christopher Doyle Full Book and published by WestBow Press. This book was released on 2022-07-12 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The research, writing and analysis in the pages of this work show the story of how Generation X grew-up during one of the greatest periods of technological, social, political, economic and educational change in US history. Included in that story is how the greater percentage of them grew-up in the church, but then walked away en masse. Today, Generation X is the smallest percentage of Main Line and Catholic Church membership, while the overwhelming majority of church membership is made up of an aging population of Baby Boomers and Silent Generation folk. In ten year's time, what will be the state of the church when many of the current membership has passed on to eternal life, or are no longer able to do what it is that they're doing today? Generation X could well be the answer to much of the solution. Generation X is generally at a more comfortable place in their lives and are asking the questions about the meaning of their lives while considering issues of mortality. Yet at the same time, they're having now to care for parents, grandchildren, and for many Gen Xers, their own children still. They're busy and committed, but they're also spiritually hungry. Having had a relationship at one point in their lives, they're not completely foreign to what the church can be, but the ball is really in the church's court. How the church chooses to respond to Generation X could mean life, or church closure. It's a conversation that needs to take place, and that conversation begins here.
Download The Cinema of Generation X in PDF by Peter Hanson Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2010-06-28 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Steven Soderbergh exploded onto movie screens with sex, lies, and videotape in 1989, it represented more than the arrival of an important new director—it heralded the arrival of an entire generation of important new directors. Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), Kevin Smith (Dogma), David Fincher (Fight Club), M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense), Ben Stiller (Reality Bites), Michael Bay (Pearl Harbor), and dozens of others are all members of Generation X, the much talked about but much misunderstood successors to baby boomers. This book is a critical study of the films directed by Gen Xers and how those directors have been influenced by their generational identity. While Generation X as a whole sometimes seems to lack direction, its filmmakers have devoted their careers to making powerful statements about contemporary society and their generation’s role in it. Each section of the book deals with an aspect of Gen X filmmaking, including the influence of popular culture, postmodern narrative devices, “slackerdom” and the lack of direction, disenfranchisement and nihilism, the ever-evolving role of technology, gender issues and sexuality, the question of race, the influence of older filmmakers, and visions of the future.
Download Gen X TV in PDF by Rob Owen Full Book and published by Syracuse University Press. This book was released on 1997-03-01 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: No generation eludes definition as much as Generation X. Rob Owens opens with a history of network and cable television since the birth of Generation X, but goes on to explore the symbiotic relationship between television and this largely misunderstood age group. From the first megahit The Brady Bunch to today's Friends, Owen unflinchingly describes the boob tube as the ubiquitous babysitter for millions of young people. Television, Owen maintains, consumes innocence as viewers encounter countless episodes of society's woes, from political strife and environmental decimation to everyday violence and crime.
Download Screening Generation X in PDF by Dr Christina Lee Full Book and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2012-12-28 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Screening Generation X: The Politics and Popular Memory of Youth in Contemporary Cinema examines popular representations of Generation X in American and British film. In arguing that the various constructions of youth are marked by major cultural shifts and societal inequalities, it analyzes the iconic 'Gen X' figures ranging from the slacker, the teenage time traveller, and third wave feminists, to the oeuvre of Molly Ringwald and Richard Linklater. This book explores the important cultural work performed by films that mediate the experiences of Generation X and critiques the ongoing marginalization of the youth who struggle to find their identity and a voice in increasingly unstable times. Specific analyses of such films as Pump Up the Volume, The Breakfast Club, Heathers, Donnie Darko and Waking Life are used to illustrate the research.
Download What's Next, Gen X? in PDF by Tamara J. Erickson Full Book and published by Harvard Business Press. This book was released on 2010 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Keeping Up, Moving Ahead, and Getting the Career you want
Download The Generation X Librarian in PDF by Martin K. Wallace, Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Generation X includes individuals born roughly between 1961 and 1981. This generation has faced major advances in technology, environmental degradation, and widening economic injustice, all of which affect libraries and librarians. This collection of critical essays highlights the special challenges that face Generation X librarians. Topics covered include management and leadership, rapidly changing technology, social attitudes and stereotypes within popular culture, and how Generation X librarians have responded to or developed in response to those themes. This work fills many of the gaps present in the professional literature on librarianship and our younger generations.
Download Generation X Professors Speak in PDF by Elwood Watson Full Book and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2013-03-22 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With Baby Boomers now moving into retirement, members of Generation X have come to the forefront of American society. Consequently, understanding Generation X—and the potential impact of the independent, sometimes rebellious spirit that characterizes it—is critical. In Generation X Professors Speak: Voices from Academia, Elwood Watson has assembled a unique collection of thematically arranged essays by academics that offers insights into the issues, conflicts, and triumphs that epitomize this often overlooked generation. The essays cover topics ranging from career, class, family life, health, music, and physical disabilities to race, religion, and sexuality. Together, the essays define the characteristics and demonstrate the diversity of Generation X, and will appeal to scholars, students, and others interested in social history, psychology, gender studies, and popular culture.
Download The Death Proclamation of Generation X in PDF by Maxim W. Furek Full Book and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2008 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Taking a hard, penetrating look at the despondent heart of darkness of the 1990s, The Death Proclamation of Generation X is a probing chronicle of America's thirteenth generation caught between the idealistic Baby Boomers and the well-financed Generation Y. Generation X was scapegoated and dismissed without the chance to prove themselves. Blending tenets of psychology, sociology, and cultural anthropology, author Maxim Furek offers a unique perspective to the post-modernist discourse by exploring the impact that personalities such as Andrew Wood, Kurt Cobain, Layne Staley, River Phoenix, Marilyn Manson, and Anna Nicole Smith left on that generation. Evaluating the psychological and sociological variables of goth, grunge, and heroin, Furek weaves a dark tapestry of this unique demographic group born between 1965 and 1978. The Death Proclamation of Generation X pieces together the complexities of Generation X to acknowledge their individuality, honor their existence, and to celebrate their future. They are a group with their own identity of music, attitude, and culture. The resilience of Generation X is but another example of the power of this special collection of people-a group of highly skilled and adaptive individuals.
Download They're Not Aloof... Just Generation X in PDF by Michael R. Muetzel Full Book and published by Mx Marketing, LLC. This book was released on 2003-09 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Learn to unlock the mysteries to today's human capital management. This book explains the unique characteristics of Gen X Managers and Employees, leadership styles, and management mirrors. And finally, offers real-life management solutions with actual programs to increase employee productivity and to reduce the frustration and cost of employee turnover, without a large investment.
Download Ode to Gen X in PDF by Melissa Vosen Callens Full Book and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2021-03-15 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Even for the casual viewer, the Netflix series Stranger Things will likely feel familiar, reminiscent of popular 1980s coming-of-age movies such as The Goonies, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and Stand by Me. Throughout the series, nods to each movie are abundant. While Stranger Things and these classic 1980s films are all tales of childhood friendship and shared adventures, they are also narratives that reflect and shape the burgeoning cynicism of the 1980s. In Ode to Gen X: Institutional Cynicism in "Stranger Things" and 1980s Film, author Melissa Vosen Callens explores the parallels between iconic films featuring children and teenagers and the first three seasons of Stranger Things, a series about a group of young friends set in 1980s Indiana. The text moves beyond the (at times) non-sequitur 1980s Easter eggs to a common underlying narrative: Generation X’s growing distrust in American institutions. Despite Gen X’s cynicism toward both informal and formal institutions, viewers also see a more positive characteristic of Gen X in these films and series: Gen X’s fierce independence and ability to rebuild and redefine the family unit despite continued economic hardships. Vosen Callens demonstrates how Stranger Things draws on popular 1980s popular culture to pay tribute to Gen X’s evolving outlook on three key and interwoven American institutions: family, economy, and government.
Download Generation X and the Rise of the Entertainment Subject in PDF by Robert Samuels Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2021-04-20 with total page 117 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book posits that Generation X is the first to be defined by its relationship with entertainment. This relationship, the author argues, is reciprocal: for the first time, entertainment is created with adolescent consumers in mind who in turn develop a new mode of subjectivity that is informed by the popular culture they consume.
Download Generation X Presidents Leading Community Colleges in PDF by Martha M. Ellis Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2017-03-08 with total page 130 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As community colleges are facing unprecedented challenges with the exodus of successful presidents, Generation X leaders are stepping in to fulfill the vacant leadership positions. This book is about them.
Download Gen X at Middle Age in Popular Culture in PDF by Pamela W. Hollander Full Book and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2020-12-10 with total page 173 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Born roughly between 1964 and 1980, Generation X has received much less critical attention than the two generations that precede and follow it: the Baby Boomers and Millennials. This essay collection examines representations of Generation X in contemporary popular culture, including in television, movies, music, and internet sources. Drawing on generational theory, cultural studies theory, race theory, and feminist theory, the essays in this volume consider the past identities of Generation X, relationships with members of younger generations, modern appropriation of Generation X aesthetics, interactions of Generation X members with family, and the existential values of Generation X.
Download Zero Hour for Gen X in PDF by Matthew Hennessey Full Book and published by Encounter Books. This book was released on 2020-02-04 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Zero Hour for Gen X, Matthew Hennessey calls on his generation, Generation X, to take a stand against tech-obsessed millennials, apathetic baby boomers, utopian Silicon Valley “visionaries,” and the menace to top them all: the soft totalitarian conspiracy known as the Internet of Things. Soon Gen Xers will be the only cohort of Americans who remember life as it was lived before the arrival of the Internet. They are, as Hennessey dubs them, “the last adult generation,” the sole remaining link to a time when childhood was still a bit dangerous but produced adults who were naturally resilient. More than a decade into the social media revolution, the American public is waking up to the idea that the tech sector’s intentions might not be as pure as advertised. The mountains of money being made off our browsing habits and purchase histories are used to fund ever-more extravagant and utopian projects that, by their very natures, will corrode the foundations of free society, leaving us all helpless and digitally enslaved to an elite crew of ultra-sophisticated tech geniuses. But it’s not too late to turn the tide. There’s still time for Gen X to write its own future. A spirited defense of free speech, eye contact, and the virtues of patience, Zero Hour for Gen X is a cultural history of the last 35 years, an analysis of the current social and historical moment, and a generational call to arms.
Download The Gen X and Millennial Guide to a Thriving Career in PDF by Al Smith III Full Book and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2013-12 with total page 175 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Al Smith, III, a senior learning and development leader, equips you with seven key behaviors to bolster your career. Get a glimpse into what is working now, and forget about the outdated career advice that worked for your parents. You'll learn how to understand the new normal of workplace demographics; build your brand with differentiated valu; add traction to your career development strategy. The workplace is changing and your career-advancement strategy must change as well. Discover the new rules for the 21st century professional. -- back cover.