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Author Chamberlain, Lisa.
Title Slackonomics : generation X in the age of creative destruction / by Lisa Chamberlain.
Imprint Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, [2008]

Author Chamberlain, Lisa.
Subject Generation X -- Attitudes.
Generation X -- Psychology.
Description xi, 212 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-201) and index.
Contents Acknowledgments -- Introduction : Bridging the analog and digital generations -- 1. My future's so bright, I gotta wear shades -- 2. The outliers -- 3. Cunt -- 4. I'm a loser, baby, so why don't you pay me -- 5. -- 6. Funny weird or funny ha-ha?-- hey, why limit yourself! -- 7. Gonna get me some happy -- 8. Friends : the newish new thing -- 9. Love : is it real or is it Memorex? -- 10. The breeders -- 11. Suburbia : a tangent universe -- 12. "It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine-- " -- 13. Convergence -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary "Ironically, before this generation was known as Generation X, the prevailing wisdom (circa 1985) was that this group would have it pretty cushy in almost every way: as Baby Boomers aged their way through society, vast opportunities would open up for the smaller demographic coming up behind them; colleges would be competing with each other to attract the best students; as boomers moved out of the workforce there would be more jobs available than could be filled; increasing pay and benefits; and - get this - there would be a flood of affordable housing as boomers traded up! As the saying goes, prediction is very hard, especially about the future .... " From the bookjacket.
ISBN 9780786718849 (alk. paper)
0786718846 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 212011518
Table of Contents
IntroductionBridging the Analog and Digital Generations1
1My Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades9
2The Outliers21
4I'm a Loser, Baby, So Why Don't You Pay Me43
6Funny Weird or Funny Ha-Ha? ...Hey, Why Limit Yourself!65
7Gonna Get Me Some Happy81
8Friends: The Newish New Thing95
9Love: Is It Real or Is It Memorex?107
10The Breeders131
11Suburbia: A Tangent Universe145
12"It's the End of the World as We Know It, and I Feel Fine..."161

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