Culture and Commitment: A Study of the Generation Gap, Volume 10

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Published for the American Museum of Natural History, Natural History Press, 1970 - Communication - 113 pages
In 1968 a fifteen-yars old boy wrote: "There is a mass confusion in the minds of my generation in trying to find a solution for ourselves and the world around us. We see the world as a huge rumble as it swiftly goes by with wars, poverty, prejudice and lack of understanding among people and nations. Then we stop and think: these must be a beter way and we have to find it". He was expressing the thoughts of articulate youth the world over who comprise the post-World War II generations. Heirs to a legacy of war, prejudice, ancd economic and political injustice, theis task is to rebuild a society convulsed by its sudden burst into the electronic age. Today, because the whole world is caught in the same electonically produced, intercommunicating network, youth have an experience that their elders never had. They face a new era, one shaped by the bomb, satellites, jet flight, free-wheelling technology, the population explosionm the breackdown of cities and the destruction of the natural environment. From her knowledge of societies throughout the world , Margaret Mead, explains how this lonely generation differs from those in the past and why an unprecedented generation gap must ben acknowledged by old and young alike before communication can begin.

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