read online Pdf Kids These Days: The Making of Millennials – Carcier.co

A landmarkHarris is a peerless observer of the harrowing economic costs of meritocracy nMalcolm Harris offers up an exciting, persuasive argument that young people are not, in fact, monsters An excellent gift for NPR listening elders who appreciate a good debate and could use a little sympathy for the millennialNew York Magazine The first major accounting of the millennial generation written by someone who belongs to it Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker When will someone stick up for millennials We have been sheltered by our parents, swindled by our universities, deadened by our therapists, and for all this our reward has been glib condescension from the boomer press Rising to our defense is Harris, a familiar provocateur from the internet s left flank Harris contends that America has stiffed our generationHe brings a fresh, contrarian eye to some of the usual data pointsAs generational advocates go, we could do worse than HarrisNew York Times Book Review Malcolm Harris s thesis is the kind of brilliantly simple idea that instantly clarifies an entire area of culture Millennials are the way they are anxious, harried, and narcissistically self focused, though hardly lazy or entitled because the neoliberal economy has made them so When we raise children in a world that reduces people to human capital , then bids down the price of that resource, what else should we expect Kids These Days is deft, witty, unillusioned, and brutally frank Read it and weep, puke, scream William Deresiewicz, New York Times bestselling author of Excellent SheepKids These Days is the best, most comprehensive work of social and economic analysis about our benighted generation Malcolm Harris matches Naomi Klein for depth of research and Jane Jacobs for systemic vision If you re a millennial who feels economically jinxed and unfairly spat upon, but can t say why, cram this book in your brain if you think millennials are lazy and entitled, cram this book in your mouth Fascinating, infuriating, and bulging with receipts, Kids These Days shows us why no space is safe Tony Tulathimutte, author of Private Citizens This fiercely smart book is not just another millennials killed chain restaurants kind of thing Instead, Harris dives deep into the ways that the millennial generation has been shaped by the capitalist economic forces at work now in America It s a must read for anyone who cares about the future of our societyNylon It is difficult to believe nobody has written this book before, although it is fortunate that Harris who manages to be quick and often funny without sacrificing rigor is the author who ultimately took up the task In fewer than three hundred pages, he surveys the myriad hot takes on millennials they re lazy, they re entitled, they re narcissists who buy avocado toast instead of homes, slacking on Snapchat at their unpaid internships and asks, WhyBookforum Malcolm Harris restores a good deal of precision to the business of defining the millennial and generational discourse in general Adhering to a Marxian and behaviorist account of society, Harris argues that you cannot understand millennials those born betweenand , which include him, and me for that matter without examining the political, economic and social institutions that nurtured them Through this lens we get a sweeping sketch of the bleak, anxiety ridden lives of young AmericansFinancial Times A methodical deconstruction of one of the stupidest tropes to degrade recent discourse The millennial is created, not born, as Harris shows, and as is true of all creations, her qualities revealabout her makers than they do about her Kids These Days answers a political moment defined both by youthful outrage and by the patronizing responses to it, which deny that it is informed by lived experienceThe NationThe first major accounting of the millennial generation written by someone who belongs to it Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker The best, most comprehensive work of social and economic analysis about our benighted generation Tony Tulathimutte, author of Private Citizens The kind of brilliantly simple idea that instantly clarifies an entire area of culture William Deresiewicz, author of Excellent Sheep Millennials have been stereotyped as lazy, entitled, narcissistic, and immature We ve gotten so used to sloppy generational analysis filled with dumb clich s about young people that we ve lost sight of what really unites Millennials Namely We are the most educated and hard working generation in American history We poured historic and insane amounts of time and money into preparing ourselves for the st century labor market We have been taught to consider working for free homework, internships a privilege for our own benefit We are poorer,medicated, andprecariously employed than our parents, grandparents, even our great grandparents, with less of a social safety net to boot Kids These Days, is about why In brilliant, crackling prose, early Wall Street occupier Malcolm Harris gets mercilessly real about our maligned birth cohort Examining trends like runaway student debt, the rise of the intern, mass incarceration, social media, and , Harris gives us a portrait of what it means to be young in America today that will wake you up and piss you off Millennials were the first generation raised explicitly as investments, Harris argues, and in Kids These Days he dares us to confront and take charge of the consequences now that we are grown up