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The new better off, reinventing the American dream, Courtney E. Martin

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The new better off, reinventing the American dream, Courtney E. Martin
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-283)
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The new better off
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
936350821
Responsibility statement
Courtney E. Martin
Sub title
reinventing the American dream
Summary
"Are we living the good life--and what defines 'good', anyway? Americans today are constructing a completely different framework for success than their parents' generation, using new metrics that TED speaker and columnist Courtney Martin has termed collectively the "New Better Off"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
How do you want to be?: thinking differently about vocation -- Working alone, together: flexibility and friendship in a freelance era -- Norma Rae for a new century: how labor, power, and care are being remade -- The wisdom of enough: making sound financial decisions in a culture that overvalues money -- Fighting to be whole: how men and falling in love with fathering -- Harnessing the wind: directing attention where it matters most in an age of distraction -- The end of "mine": how our relationship to ownership is changing -- Tearing down the white picket fence: reclaiming community -- Regrowing our roots: the power and complexity of investing in local community -- Ritual remixed: making meaning and marking moments amidst the chaos of modern life -- The thread of revelation: creating communities that help us ask the hard questions
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