Senin, 11 Agustus 2014

Of course, the united states has been a large and diverse country

Of course, the united states has been a large and diverse country, with millions of young people growing up at any one time. (The same can be said of England and Germany, to tell of two other countries mentioned in our story. )#) Almost any generalizations about youth are likely to invite-and deserve-modifications as well as counterexamples. To contextualize our symbol of youth in the middle of the last century, it ought to be said at the outset that Riesman, Erikson, and their fellow workers are describing middle-class youth-not necessarily youth of wealth, and certainly not extreme inherited wealth, but youth who had access to education and just weren't caught in an endless cycle (or “culture”) of lower income. Visit:

These were more likely to have been males than ladies, more likely to have been white than of color, and more likely to have had substantial than middling ambitions, whether or not we were holding actually achieved. At the same time, we believe that the symbol we’ve sketched here has reasonably broad applicability, particularly as a comparison to youth growing up a half century later (and, even, youth growing up in earlier generations). Visit:


So much for the America in which Howard grew up. By the 60s, in the technological sphere, advances in the media of communication, knowledge creation, and knowledge distribution were rapid, even dizzying. Led and sparked by Silicon Pit in upper California, echoed in the concentric sectors around other large cities in The united states, Europe, East Asia, and Israel, the world entered-sometimes invisibly, sometimes ceremonially, sometimes dramatically-the Digital Age. Mainframe computers were followed-and oft-times replaced-by increasingly small and powerful desktop computers; and these in turn, had become supplanted by laptops, pills, personal assistants, touch screen phones, and other instant devices. Mainframe computers were cumbersome and clunky. The newer devices had more power and portability, and they managed much more easily. The hegemony of the major broadcast networks was broken, as satellite television ushered in a growth of new channels, many heavily dependent on digital technologies. Perhaps most important, the various digital devices were no longer independent, non-communicating entities. Increasingly, single devices could carry out many functions, and such devices made it possible to communicate with one another. Visit: 

Back to our story about the generations, but with an unexpected twist. In mid-twentieth-century America, generations were routinely voiced of in terms of their defining political experiences or powerful cultural forces. Only in recent memory has portrayal of a generation taken on a definitely technological flavor. In his studies of successive ocean of university students, Arthur Levine (with fellow workers) has discerned a uncovering trend. Students in the latter decades of the twentieth century indicated themselves in terms of their common experiences vis-à-vis the Kennedy shooting, the Vietnam War, the Watergate theft and investigation, the shuttle service disaster, the attack on the Twin Systems in September 2001. But once the opening years of the twenty-first century had passed, political events increasingly took a back seat. Instead, young people mention about the common experiences of their generation in terms of the internet, the web, instant devices, and touch screen phones, along with the social and cultural connections that they enabled-most conspicuously, the social networking platform Facebook.  Visit:

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