The New Individualists: The Generation After the Organization Man
AbeBooks Mitglied seit 1996
AbeBooks Mitglied seit 1996
Titel: The New Individualists: The Generation After...
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
Auflage: 1st Edition
Über diesen Titel
To see the world in a grain of sand might be within the powers of a Blake, but realists may doubt whether a high-tech consultant and his collaborator can accurately assess a generational subgroup and its impact on American society on the basis of 300 or so interviews over a seven-year period, plus ancillary statistical data. Undaunted, Leinberger and Tucker (co-author, James Brown: The Godfather of Soul, 1986) attempt to define the approximately 19 million adult children sired by ``organization men'' (the felicitous term coined in 1956 by William H. Whyte). They do so, moreover, in deadly earnest fashion and with a surfeit of bafflegab. Focusing on the members of two putatively representative families (who were among Whyte's original subjects), the authors trace the typically convulsive evolution of organizational offspring from so-called authentic selves to artificial persons. In this murky context, they purport to probe such issues as: how the life experiences of this minority segment of the 75-million-strong baby-boom generation compare with those of its parents; occupational rivalry; socioeconomic trends in a postmetropolitan era; and the widespread urge to be creative. The Leinberger-Tucker team concludes that sons and daughters of the organization are all ``stout individualists--each in exactly the same way,'' i.e., with values, philosophical outlooks, and underlying motives that are essentially identical. From a behavioral standpoint, the authors argue, these less-than-rugged individualists express themselves either as humanists or egoists. By their account, the former tend to demand that organizations become more caring and sensitive, while the latter reason they can function without animating essences or principles. According to Leinberger and Tucker, the implications of the ``ambiguously enterprising'' organization offsprings' assuming positions of trust, responsibility, and power in the workplace as their elders pass the torch are far from clear. Despite a paucity of credible evidence to support any such claim, the authors theorize that the advent of these frustrated narcissists could signal a restoration of US competitiveness as well as compassion. Haute twaddle. -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
„Über diesen Titel“ kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.
Robinson Street Books, 184 Robinson Street, Binghamton, NY 13904
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 607-217-4328 Within USA: 800-
572-4416 Contact: Rhett Moran
All books are guaranteed to be as described. Books are returnable within 2
weeks. Please notify us before returning a book. All items are offered
to prior sale. ALL AUTOGRAPHS ARE GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC, and if found
otherwise, may be returned by original purchaser, for full refund without
time limit. We accept ALL MAJOR CRE...
Shipping: Media Mail Shipping: $4.49 first book, $1.00 each other. Priority
$7.50 first book $3.00 each other. Some books and sets added postage required.
akzeptiert von diesem Verkäufer
Money Order Bar PayPal