Monday, October 16, 2023

Some Interesting Takes on Why We Are How We Are


Anton Barba-Kay, A Web of Our Own Making: The Nature of Digital Formation. [Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2023.]

Bill Bishop, The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America Is Tearing Us Apart. [New York: Mariner Books, 2009.]

Timothy P. Carney, Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse. [New York: Harper, 2019.]

William Deresiewicz, Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of The American Elite & The Way to a Meaningful Life. [New York: Free Press, 2014.]

Walter Kerr, The Decline of Pleasure. [New York: Tim Incorporated, 1962.]

Andrey Mir, Postjournalism and the Death of Newspapers: The Media After Trump: Manufacturing Anger and Polarization. [ Toronto: Andrey Mir, 2020.]

Robert Nisbet, The Quest for Community: A Study in the Ethics of Order & Freedom. [San Francisco: JCS Press, 1990.]

Sherry Turkle, Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age. [New York: Penguin Books, 2015.]

Surgeon General’s Advisory on “Effects Social Media Use Has on Youth Mental Health.” [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, May 23, 2023.]

Jean M. Twenge, Generations: The Real Differences Between Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, Boomers, and Silents – and What They Mean for America’s Future. [New York: Atria Books, 2023.]

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