The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World

The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World


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The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World by Paul H. Ray, Sherry Ruth Anderson


Do you dislike all the emphasis in modern culture on success and “making it,” on getting and spending, on wealth and luxury goods?

Do you care deeply about the destruction of the environment and would pay higher taxes or prices to clean it up and to stop global warming?

Are you unhappy with both the left and the right in politics and want to find a new way that does not simply steer a middle course?

In this landmark book, sociologist Paul H. Ray and psychologist Sherry Ruth Anderson draw upon thirteen years of survey research studies on more than 100,000 Americans. They reveal who the Cultural Creatives are and the fascinating story of their emergence over the last generation, using vivid examples and engaging personal stories to describe their distinctive values and lifestyles. The Cultural Creatives offers a more hopeful future and prepares us all for a transition to a new, saner, and wiser culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780609808450
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 10/02/2001
Pages: 370
Sales rank: 1,281,476
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Paul H. Ray, Ph.D., was educated at Yale and the University of Michigan. Currently he is executive vice president of American LIVES, Inc., a market research and opinion polling firm doing research on the lifestyles and values of Americans.

Sherry Ruth Anderson, Ph.D., was educated at Goucher College and the University of Toronto, where she was an associate professor and head of psychological research at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry. She is the author of numerous articles in psychology and coauthor of the bestselling Feminine Face of God. The authors are married and live in Northern California.

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socraticparenting More than 1 year ago
Culteral Creatives are those who care deeply about humanity and are committed to saving the planet and pursuing social justice through self-actualization and/or spiritual wisdom. In contrast to Moderns (those who accept current mainstream systems) and Traditionals (those who reject current mainstream systems and look backwards for solutions), Culteral Creatives inwardly depart from the Modern materialistic worldview and seek to go beyond current systems to bridge an old way of life with a new, more sustainable, way of doing things. The book is divided into three parts: I. Introducing the Culteral Creatives (Who are they? Where do they come from? How do they compare to Moderns and Traditionals?); II. A Creation Story (Challenging the codes, Turning green, Waking up, and Embracing change); and III. Maps for the Journey (A wisdom for our time and Inventing a new culture). Readers are introduced to the personal stories of a variety of individual Cultural Creatives. The authors have clearly done their homework and inspire hope through a saner, wiser global vision. Published in 2000, the book predates the terrorist attacks of 9-11 and the recent end-of-the-Mayan-calendar hype for 12-21-12, but the message and insights remain valid more than a decade later. Surely the number of Cultural Creatives has increased well beyond 50 million now and every one of those would feel greatly encouraged after reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago