Selected readings and resources on generations

The generations network is developing a selection of interdisciplinary readings and resources relevant to our understanding of the concept of generations, and the way this concept is deployed in policy discussions.

Bristow, J. (2020) ‘Post-Brexit Boomer blaming: The contradictions of generational grievance.’ The Sociological Review, Special Section: Exploring the Legacy of the Baby Boomers: Myths and Realities of Intergenerational Relations in the Twenty-first Century.

Bristow, J. (2019) Stop Mugging Grandma: The ‘generation wars’ and why Boomer blaming won’t solve anything. London: Yale University Press.

Bristow, J. (2016) The Sociology of Generations: New directions and challenges. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Bristow, J., Cant, S. and Chatterjee, A. (2020) Generational Encounters with Higher Education: The Academic–Student Relationship and the University Experience. Bristol: Bristol University Press.

Burnett, J. (2010) Generations: The Time Machine in Theory and Practice. Farnham: Ashgate. 

Edmunds J, Turner BS eds. (2002) Generational Consciousness, Narrative and Politics. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield

Gallagher, A. (2020, in press) Slow Ethics and the Art of Care. Bingley: Emerald.

Generations United 

Generations Working Together 

Intergenerational Centre 

International Longevity Centre (2017) When I’m 64 – The ILC-UK factpack on retirement transitions.

International Longevity Centre (2019) A different age: A snapshot of diverse later lives.

Kingstone, H. and Broughton, T. (2019) ‘Victoria’s Victorians and the Idea of Generation’, Journal of Victorian Culture, 24 (3)

Kingstone, H. and Broughton, T. (2019) ‘The Generation Born in 1819’, Journal of Victorian Culture, 24 (4)

BBC Radio 4 (2 March 2020) ‘OK, Boomer!’ Discussion of generations and generational conflict featuring Helen Kingstone and Jennie Bristow

Mannheim K (1952) The problem of generations. In: Kecskemeti P (ed.) Essays on the Sociology of Knowledge. London and New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 276–322

Purhonen, S. (2016) ‘Generations on paper: Bourdieu and the critique of “generationalism”’, Social Science Information, 55(1), pp.94-114. 

France, A. and Roberts, S. (2015) ‘The problem of social generations: a critique of the new emerging orthodoxy in youth studies’, Journal of Youth Studies, 18(2), pp.215-230.

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