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Generations

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Transcript of Generations

2 different definitions
€ 42
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Theory of generations
What is a generation?
What does it need to become a generation?
"Silent Period"
What have these terms in common?
wars
- have to appear in young age
- influence their whole life
- produce a common consciousness

follow instructions

don't be critical

trust in authorities
Experiences...
born 1925-1945
Karl Mannheim - 1923
Generations
Babyboomers
economically the most important group

have money

have the leadership
- in politics
- and companies
- even in film industry

are majority in elections
today - they rule the world
genealogical view
kinship / blood-relation
sociological view
sum of same-aged people
with similar cultural and social orientation, attitudes and behavior

How do generations arise/come into being?
rise of technologies
change of political systems
similar attitudes and behaviour
similar lifestyles
similar views of the world
group identity
experience
socialization
Great Depression

World War II
Babyboomers
born 1945-middle 1960s
economic growth

bright future

everything possible
protests against vietnam

women's movement

peace movement
Generation X
Douglas Coupland - 1991
- book that defined a generation



born 1965-1981
Generation Y / Millennials
born 1982-about 1995
GenXers
don't believe in ideals

satisfied with less

anti-consumerists

pessimistic, hopeless
the lost generation
Generating a generation - theory


every generation is more related to the pre-previous generation


every second generation is a generation of winners
2 principles?
feel vacuum:
- rich parents
- much TV
- well educated but overqualified



"a relatively unremarkable set of young people holding McJobs while facing an uncertain future,
armed only with the weapons of sarcasm and apathy.
A generation that rather work to live than live to work
or in fact, get stoned, eat ice-cream and not work at all." (TheGuardian)
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W H ?
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