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The Resource Great expectations : America and the baby boom generation, Landon Y. Jones

Great expectations : America and the baby boom generation, Landon Y. Jones

Label
Great expectations : America and the baby boom generation
Title
Great expectations
Title remainder
America and the baby boom generation
Statement of responsibility
Landon Y. Jones
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Blurb: Great Expectations is the story of 75 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964, a baby boom so extraordinary that it has affected every aspect of our society, from fads, fashions and music, to education, crime rates and Social Security. From the first, the post-World War II baby boomers were endowed with great expectations: they would be the biggest, richest, best educated generation America has ever known. They made the '50s a child-oriented society, the '60s a period of stormy adolescence, and now their adult concerns have become national obsessions. Their shared experience has shaped them like no other generation. They have transformed the way America looks at work, women, divorce, and parenting (nearly one-half of their children are expected to grow up in single-parent households). But today they are a generation of uncertainty, unsure about their role in society and marriage, unsure even about reproducing themselves. Great Expectations is the story of a generation whose numbers are at once its greatest strength and its tragic limitation, and of a society unprepared to meet the demands of the explosion in its midst
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Landon Y.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN58
LC item number
.J66 1980
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Youth
  • Fertility, Human
  • Baby boom generation
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Leeftijdsgroepen
  • Vruchtbaarheid
  • Sociaal-economische verandering
  • Jeunesse
  • Fécondité humaine
  • Génération du baby-boom
Label
Great expectations : America and the baby boom generation, Landon Y. Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 352-365
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Pig and the python -- Part 1: Army Of Babies -- 1: Birth of the boom -- 2: Procreation ethic -- 3: Big barbecue -- 4: From Spock to Sputnik -- 5: Tyranny of teen -- Part 2: Invasion Of The Barbarians -- 6: Archipelago of youth -- 7: Vietnam generation -- 8: Road to Woodstock -- 9: Children of the media -- 10: Mystery of the disappearing scores -- 11: Crime boom -- 12: Why Johnny can't earn -- Part 3: Baby Boom In Midlife -- 13: Rosie's daughters -- 14: Marriage squeeze -- 15: Baby bust -- 16: Baby boom as parents -- 17: New consumer -- 18: Housing bubble -- 19: Nostalgic style -- 20: Crisis of the baby boom -- 21: Turning thirty -- Part 4: Baby Boom In The Future -- 22: Emerging superclass -- 23: Baby boom and catch-35 -- 24: Shrinking pains -- 25: Fortieth winter -- 26: Conclusion: Legacy of the baby boom -- Acknowledgments -- Notes on sources -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
6251792
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 380 pages
Isbn
9780698110496
Lccn
80014769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)45431
Label
Great expectations : America and the baby boom generation, Landon Y. Jones
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 352-365
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Pig and the python -- Part 1: Army Of Babies -- 1: Birth of the boom -- 2: Procreation ethic -- 3: Big barbecue -- 4: From Spock to Sputnik -- 5: Tyranny of teen -- Part 2: Invasion Of The Barbarians -- 6: Archipelago of youth -- 7: Vietnam generation -- 8: Road to Woodstock -- 9: Children of the media -- 10: Mystery of the disappearing scores -- 11: Crime boom -- 12: Why Johnny can't earn -- Part 3: Baby Boom In Midlife -- 13: Rosie's daughters -- 14: Marriage squeeze -- 15: Baby bust -- 16: Baby boom as parents -- 17: New consumer -- 18: Housing bubble -- 19: Nostalgic style -- 20: Crisis of the baby boom -- 21: Turning thirty -- Part 4: Baby Boom In The Future -- 22: Emerging superclass -- 23: Baby boom and catch-35 -- 24: Shrinking pains -- 25: Fortieth winter -- 26: Conclusion: Legacy of the baby boom -- Acknowledgments -- Notes on sources -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
6251792
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 380 pages
Isbn
9780698110496
Lccn
80014769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)45431

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