The World According to Y: Inside the New Adult Generation [NOOK Book]

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A fresh and intelligent voice Rebecca Huntley has lifted the veil on the rising generation of young Australians; she brings wit and insight to her assessment of what makes them tick.' Hugh Mackay, social commentator

Here is a much needed literary work that both exposes the foibles of and interprets the at times apparently scattered behaviour of our newest generation.' ...
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The World According to Y: Inside the New Adult Generation

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Overview

A fresh and intelligent voice Rebecca Huntley has lifted the veil on the rising generation of young Australians; she brings wit and insight to her assessment of what makes them tick.' Hugh Mackay, social commentator

Here is a much needed literary work that both exposes the foibles of and interprets the at times apparently scattered behaviour of our newest generation.' Bernard Salt, author of The Big Shift

As a member of Gen X, I figured Gen Y couldn't be that much different. Oh how wrong I was. For anyone working with, living with or marketing to Generation Y, this book is a significant piece in the puzzle of figuring them out. A must-read if you want to better understand their mindset and their motivation.'

Mia Freedman, author and Editor-In-Chief Cosmopolitan, Cleo and Dolly

Just who is Generation Y and why does it bother Generation X and the Baby Boomers so much?

In a personal, witty and thought-provoking analysis, Rebecca Huntley offers a unique insight into this troublesome' generation. She investigates their attitudes to sex, relationships and marriage; the importance of friendship; consumerism and celebrity; body image; work, politics and religion. And she asks how this generation defines happiness, and what it envisages for the future.

In a world changing faster than ever before, will these children of the Baby Boomers be up to all that this challenge entails? And as their world becomes our world, will we survive their onslaught?
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"Exposes the foibles and interprets the at times apparently scattered behavior of our newest generation."  —Bernard Salt, author, The Big Shift

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781741761337
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 228
  • File size: 368 KB

Meet the Author

Rebecca Huntley is a Gen Xer. She has a PhD in Gender Studies, has worked as an academic and a political staffer, and is now a freelance writer. She is married and lives in Sydney.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 From X to Y 1
2 Chicks before dicks, bros before 'hos 24
3 Germaine Greer has left the Big Brother house 41
4 Mr Right or Mr Right Now? 58
5 Maybe forever 74
6 A job for life 88
7 The world is a fucked-up place 103
8 It's painful to be sexy 120
9 We decide what's cool 143
10 The searching thing 159
11 The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades 177
Endnotes 189
Index 215
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