Millennial Makeover: MySpace, YouTube, and the Future of American Politics

Millennial Makeover: MySpace, YouTube, and the Future of American Politics

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by Morley Winograd, Michael D. Hais
     
 

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In an up-to-the-minute afterword written for this new edition, Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais review the developments of the 2008 presidential election and demonstrate how the coming of age of a millennial generation and the expansion of a new communication technology produced another realignment, just as these twin forces of change have done throughout U.S.

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In an up-to-the-minute afterword written for this new edition, Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais review the developments of the 2008 presidential election and demonstrate how the coming of age of a millennial generation and the expansion of a new communication technology produced another realignment, just as these twin forces of change have done throughout U.S. history.

Editorial Reviews

Michelle LibraryJournal.com
Anyone interested in the present and future course of American politics should read this insightful work, which could be titled Millennial Takeover. According to interdisciplinary analysis by Winograd (Marshal Sch. of Business, Univ. of Southern California), a former adviser to Al Gore, and Hais (former vice president, entertainment research, Frank N. Magid Assoc.), as we enter this critical 2008 election year we find ourselves on the cusp of another political transformation and realignment wrought by technological and demographic revolutions. The epicenter of this power earthquake is the Millennial generation, those born between 1982 and 2003. Armed with numbers, new attitudes and values, and "netroots" (MySpace, YouTube, Facebook) technology, the Millennials have the potential to revitalize citizenship, civic engagement, political alliances, the two major political parties, and, more broadly, American culture. Their impact may well start with the 2008 presidential election. With sound analysis, the authors persuasively contend that the prospect of Millennials going viral (using their numbers, values, commitments, and sociopolitical networking to effect change and demand new political leadership) must not be underestimated. If their conclusions are accurate, 2008 will be remembered as a turning point in American politics. Highly recommended. (Stephen K. Shaw, Northwest Nazarene Univ., Nampa, ID)
The Washington Post
Here is an insightful—and provocative—look at the future of American politics. It will delight some people and startle others—but it will leave no one unmoved.— David S. Broder
Wall Street Journal

"I think they're on to something important. While I don't agree with every point in their analysis, I think that Millennial Makeover will be read with pleasure by Democrats and should be read with careful, worried attention by Republicans."
New York Times
According to the authors of Millennial Makeover: MySpace, YouTube, and the Future of American Politics, change is indeed on its way, and the magnitude of that change will be monumental—a tectonic realignment of the sort that occurs about every four decades, leading to a fundamental shift in policy priorities and voter coalitions.— Michiko Kakutani
The Baltimore Examiner
Thanks to sophisticated survey techniques and constant polling, demographers predicted the Millennials' pivotal role in this year's presidential election. Two analysts, Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais, even prophesied the outcome of the election 14 months before.— Antero Pietila
The Washington Post - David S. Broder

"Here is an insightful—and provocative—look at the future of American politics. It will delight some people and startle others—but it will leave no one unmoved."
New York Times - Michiko Kakutani

"According to the authors of Millennial Makeover: MySpace, YouTube, and the Future of American Politics, change is indeed on its way, and the magnitude of that change will be monumental—a tectonic realignment of the sort that occurs about every four decades, leading to a fundamental shift in policy priorities and voter coalitions."
The Baltimore Examiner - Antero Pietila

"Thanks to sophisticated survey techniques and constant polling, demographers predicted the Millennials' pivotal role in this year's presidential election. Two analysts, Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais, even prophesied the outcome of the election 14 months before."
Tufts University's Jonathan Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service - Peter Levine

"We found similar generational patterns to Winograd and Hais in our recent paper entitled 'The Millennial Pendulum.' Our paper added one small methodological refinement--we tracked political opinions over time for several cohorts--but didn't provide much of a literature review. Any bibliography should start with Winograd and Hais."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813544663
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
02/04/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
900,857
File size:
2 MB

What People are saying about this

Neil Howe
"Millennial Makeover builds a strong case for how today's rising generation is poised to become a political powerhouse, re-energizing civic spirit and transforming both the substance and process of American politics. With new technologies, attitudes, and agendas, this generation could define the twenty-first century just as fundamentally as the G.I. Generation defined the twentieth century. Winograd and Hais build a strong, historically rooted case for how this could unfold."--(Neil Howe and William Strauss, authors of Generations: The HIstory of America's Future, 1584-2069)
Ronald Brownstein
"In the spirit of their subjects, Morley Winograd and Michael Hais have mashed up history, pop culture, and sociology to produce a compelling and pathbreaking portrait of a generation poised to reshape American politics. There's more insight, provocative thinking, and eye-opening connections in this original and optimistic account than you'll find in a month of political chat on the tube-or maybe a year."--(Ronald Brownstein, Political Director, Atlantic Media)

Meet the Author


Morley Winograd is the executive director of the Institute for Communication Technology Management at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. He served as a senior policy advisor to Vice President Al Gore during the second term of President Clinton's administration.

Michael D. Hais is retired as the vice president of entertainment research at the communications research firm, Frank N. Magid Associates.

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