A New Political Generation: Millennials and the Post-2008 Wave of Protest

  title={A New Political Generation: Millennials and the Post-2008 Wave of Protest},
  author={Ruth Milkman},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  pages={1 - 31}
  • R. Milkman
  • Published 10 January 2017
  • Sociology
  • American Sociological Review
Building on Karl Mannheim’s theory of generations, this address argues that U.S. Millennials comprise a new political generation with lived experiences and worldviews that set them apart from their elders. Not only are they the first generation of “digital natives,” but, although they are more educated than any previous U.S. generation, they face a labor market in which precarity is increasingly the norm. And despite proclamations to the contrary, they confront persistent racial and gender… 
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