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2003 Hard Cover AS-NEW/FINE First Edition. HC with DJ. No markings, no wear, crisp + clean, unhandled and unread. Approx. 7.5" x 10", 292 pages. Adult individuals in all ... societies have long understood the need for generativity-concern for and commitment to caring for the next generation. The need for generative action is particularly critical given the societal and global threats facing mankind in the first years of the 21st century. Building upon Erikson's groundbreaking developmental model that first propelled the construct of "generativity versus stagnation" into mainstream consciousness, this text examines this critical stage of development that occurs during the "long middle" of adulthood, as it exists on societal and cultural levels. This volume's diverse group of scholars explores the complex relationships between generativity and various societies' political, economic, religious, educational and cultural arenas. Integrating empirical research, scientific and cultural theory and their own informe Read more Show Less

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The Generative Society: Caring for Future Generations examines this critical stage of development that occurs during the "long middle" of adulthood, as it exists on societal and cultural levels. This volume's diverse group of eminent scholars explores the complex relationships between generativity and various societies' political, economic, religious, educational, and cultural arenas. Integrating empirical research, scientific and cultural theory, and their own informed observations and speculations regarding generativity in society, the volume contributors create a rich and stimulating exchange about the multifaceted role of generativity in human life and in society.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591470342
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 8/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Acknowledgments
I Introduction 1
Ch. 1 The Generative Society: An Introduction 3
Ch. 2 What is Generativity? 15
II Generativity in Society and Culture 33
Ch. 3 Generativity and Culture: What Meaning Can Do 35
Ch. 4 Reflections on Generativity and Society: A Sociologist's Perspective 51
Ch. 5 The Propagation of Genes and Memes: Generativity Through Culture in Japan and the United States 63
Ch. 6 Generativity as Social Responsibility: The Role of Generations in Social Continuity and Change 83
Ch. 7 The Generative Life Cycle Model: Integrations of Japanese Fold Images and Generativity 97
III Generativity and Social Institutions 113
Ch. 8 Rope of Ashes: Global Aging, Generativity, and Education 115
Ch. 9 Generativity Behind Bars; Some "Redemptive Truth" About Prison Society 131
Ch. 10 American Religion, Generativity, and the Therapeutic Culture 153
Ch. 11 Generativity and Gender: The Politics of Care 175
Ch. 12 Guarding the Next Generation: The Politics of Generativity 195
Ch. 13 Generativity and the Politics of Intergenerational Fairness 211
Ch. 14 Volunteerism and the Generative Society 221
IV Looking Forward, Looking Backward 239
Ch. 15 An Ethical Analysis of Erikson's Concept of Generativity 241
Ch. 16 Erik Erikson on Generativity: A Biographer's Perspective 257
Ch. 17 The Generative Society: An Epilogue 265
Author Index 273
Subject Index 279
About the Authors 291
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