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The Resource Masks and mirrors : Generation X and the chameleon personality, Bernard Carl Rosen

Masks and mirrors : Generation X and the chameleon personality, Bernard Carl Rosen

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Masks and mirrors : Generation X and the chameleon personality
Title
Masks and mirrors
Title remainder
Generation X and the chameleon personality
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Carl Rosen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As America experiences the growing pains associated with the rapid social changes in the economy, technology, and culture, various groups must develop coping mechanisms to help them deal with the anxiety that is brought on by such changes. Generation Xers are no exception. More than any other group, elite Xers - those who are succeeding in the new economy - have adopted a unique personality style, chameleonism, as a defense mechanism. People with a chameleon personality pretend to be what others want them to be in an effort to obtain for themselves the kind of security Xers feel previous generations have enjoyed, but which may not be available to their own generation. Rosen further argues that this personality style eventually becomes a permanent part of the personality." "The author provides a careful explanation of the chameleon personality before delving into the special problems and obstacles (both real and perceived) that torment elite Xers, and examines their ways of dealing with these issues. He discusses how the chameleon personality comes into play with regard to conflict between generations, conflict between the genders, and conflict brought on by immigration and foreign competition. While Rosen's approach is primarily socio-psychological, he also provides historical background on issues of social change. This riveting examination sheds new light on the survival mechanisms employed by those who feel threatened by social changes, even as they participate in and benefit from them."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosen, Bernard Carl
Dewey number
305.242/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ799.7
LC item number
.R67 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Generation X
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Social change
  • Defense mechanisms (Psychology)
Label
Masks and mirrors : Generation X and the chameleon personality, Bernard Carl Rosen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [181]-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45604057
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
195 pages
Isbn
9780275973254
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00069863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Masks and mirrors : Generation X and the chameleon personality, Bernard Carl Rosen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [181]-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45604057
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
195 pages
Isbn
9780275973254
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00069863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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