Shopping Cart

We want to direct you to the right website. Please tell us where you live.

(This is a one-time message unless you reset your location.)

**This Book is on Sale**
Print Book Unavailable
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2009-09-01
ISBN: 9780865716612
Format: Paperback - 320 pages
Size: 5.5" x 8.5" (w x h)
BISAC: SOCIAL SCIENCE / General

The Making of an Elder Culture

Reflections on the Future of America's Most Audacious Generation

The Summer of Love. Vietnam. Woodstock. These are the milestones of the baby boomer generation Theodore Roszak chronicled in his 1969 breakthrough book The Making of a Counter Culture. Part of an unprecedented longevity revolution, those boomers form the most educated, most socially conscientious, politically savvy older generation the world has ever seen. And they are preparing for Act Two.

The Making of an Elder Culture reminds the boomers of the creative role they once played in our society, and of the moral and intellectual resources they have to draw upon for radical transformation in their later years. Seeing the experience of aging as a revolution in consciousness, it predicts an "elder insurgency" where boomers return to take up what they left undone in their youth. Freed from competitive individualism, military-industrial bravado, and the careerist rat race, who better is there to forge a compassionate economy? Who better positioned not only to demand Social Security and Medicare for themselves, but to champion "Entitlements for Everyone"? Fusing the green, the gray and the just, Eldertown can be an achievable, truly sustainable future.

Part demographic study, part history; part critique and part appeal, Roszak's take on the imminent transformation of our world is as wise as it is inspired-and utterly appealing.
About the Author

Theodore Roszak is the author of 15 books, including the 1969 classic, The Making of a Counter Culture. He was educated at UCLA and Princeton and is professor emeritus of history at State University of California-East Bay. He lives in Berkeley, California.



The Joy of Missing Out

Finding Balance in a Wired World

by Christina Crook


Inside Out

The Equity Leader’s Guide to Undoing Institutional Racism

by Caprice D. Hollins


Making Shift Happen

Designing for Successful Environmental Behavior Change

by Nya Van Leuvan, Rod Fujita, Lauren Highleyman and Ashleigh


The Token

Common Sense Ideas for Increasing Diversity in Your Organization

by Crystal Byrd Farmer


Fixing Fashion

Rethinking the Way We Make, Market and Buy Our Clothes

by Michael Lavergne