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two books in progress about how global youth are transforming our future. Comment on my blog (see below.)
Awesome is about youth culture.
Horizontal is about youth activism.
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Table of Contents
Awesome: How Global Youth Culture is Transforming Our World
Chapter 1: The First Globals
Get to Know Eva, Abel, Sahar and Yuan; Global Youth Worldview; Tends Shaping the Future; Generation Y, Z, and Alpha Chronology and Characteristics; Open-Minded, Fun and Helpful
Chapter 2 Generation Gap?
Teenaging of Culture vs. War on Kids; Generation Gap, Generation We or Me?, Helicopter Parents Want School Success; Adults Charge Youths are Narcissistic, Other Mental Health Problems?; Anxious and Lonely?; What Youths Think About Adults;
Chapter 3 Consumerism vs. Caring for Others
Materialistic Consumers of Products and Entertainment? Global Media is Pervasive, Global Media Provides New Information For Some, Global Media Sells Consumerism, Teen Identity Through Consumption, Social Unrest from Rising Expectations, How Youth Are Manipulated by Multinational Corporations, Negative Consequences of Consumerism, Youth Views about Getting Rich, Traditional and Modern Beliefs: Moving Towards the Middle
Chapter 4 Traditional vs. Modern Values
Youth Morality, Traditional Rural vs. Modern Urban Values, Modern Cultural Creatives, Individualism vs. Collective Values, Critical of Modern Values and Stressful Living, Traditional Values in First Generation Immigrant Youths, Generational Differences in Values, Respect for Elders is a Common Value but is Diminishing, Youth Value Education, Service and Career But Feel Burdened, Youth Are More Family-Focused
Chapter 5 Beliefs about Religion and Spirituality
Life Purpose, Do Gooders, Why Does Suffering Exist?, Questions About God, Religious Beliefs, Participation in Organized Religions, Spirituality
Appendix 1 The Questions and Answers and Respondents’ Nationalities
Appendix 2 Resources: Films, Internet Resources, Global Surveys, Bibliography