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Stop Mugging Grandma: The 'Generation Wars' and Why Boomer Blaming Won't Solve Anything

Jennie Bristow

Abstract

Millennials have been incited to regard their parents' generation as entitled and selfish, and to blame the baby boomers of the 1960s for the cultural and economic problems of today. But is it true that young people have been victimized by their elders? This book looks at generational labels and the groups of people they apply to. It argues that the prominence and popularity of terms like ‘baby boomer’, ‘millennial’, and ‘snowflake’ in mainstream media operates as a smoke screen — directing attention away from important issues such as housing, education, pensions, and employment. The book syst ... More

Keywords: Millennials, young people, baby boomer, millennial, snowflake

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780300236835
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300236835.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennie Bristow, author
Canterbury Christ Church University