The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30)

The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30)

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by Mark Bauerlein
     
 

They are The Dumbest Generation. They enjoy all the advantages of a prosperous, high-tech society. Digital technology has fabulously empowered them, loosened the hold of elders. Yet adolescents use these tools to wrap themselves in a generational cocoon filled with puerile banter and coarse images. The founts of knowledge are everywhere, but the rising generation

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Overview

They are The Dumbest Generation. They enjoy all the advantages of a prosperous, high-tech society. Digital technology has fabulously empowered them, loosened the hold of elders. Yet adolescents use these tools to wrap themselves in a generational cocoon filled with puerile banter and coarse images. The founts of knowledge are everywhere, but the rising generation camps in the desert, exchanging stories, pictures, tunes, and texts, savoring the thrill of peer attention. If they don't change, they will be remembered as fortunate ones who were unworthy of the privileges they inherited. They may even be the generation that lost that great American heritage, forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585426393
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/15/2008
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.93(d)
Age Range:
18 - 13 Years

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Table of Contents


Introduction     1
Knowledge Deficits     11
The New Bibliophobes     39
Screen Time     71
Online Learning and Non-Learning     113
The Betrayal of the Mentors     163
No More Culture Warriors     205
Bibliography     237
Index     255

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