author={Hans Jaeger},
  journal={History and Theory},
  • Hans Jaeger
  • Published 1 October 1985
  • Sociology
  • History and Theory
From a biological-genealogical perspective, the history of mankind appears as a steady continuous flow of thousands of millions of individual lives upon which no collective periodization can be imposed. In contrast, the history of the social production of man characteristically moves in stages, that is, distinc- tive periods of time. The conceptual model of historical generations leads to the meeting point of these two very different phenomena. The discussion which follows deals first of all… 
Situating human generations in Big History
Big History provides the cosmology for the present work in which the disproportionate impact of inequality on today’s young generation is contextualised by examination of three types of societies,
Do ‘Global Generations’ Exist?
There is today persistent debate in journalism and politics about social generations. Social scientists point out that young(er) people across the planet today seem to be in increasingly similar
A sociohistorical basis of grammatical simplification: The absolute construction in nineteenth-century Tejano narrative discourse
This article examines the reduction of syntactic options in South Texas Spanish narrative discourse during the nineteenth century. I argue that nineteenth-century Texas Spanish made ample use of the
The April 19 th Generation and the Start of Postcolonial History in South Korea
Despite implanting buoyant hopes for South Korea’s modern and democratic transformation, the April Revolution of 1960 gave way to the military coup of 1961 and the restoration of authoritarian rule.
Generations Analysis and International Relations: Cultural Zones, Intergenerational Value Change, and Cross-National Comparison
Using findings from the World Values Survey, I argue for a consideration of generational difference as an overlooked component of social value systems, change, and cultural conflict in the
Climate change and the generational timescape
The problems raised by global warming are widely discussed in terms of their implications for future generations. Underlying this generational scheme, and buttressed by its use, are certain ideas of
A New Political Generation: Millennials and the Post-2008 Wave of Protest
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
Collective Knowledge of Public Events: The Soviet Era from the Great Purge to Glasnost
We explore the knowledge of a probability sample of Russians in 1994 about nine events that occurred within the past 60 years. We consider three competing hypotheses about how knowledge relates to
The making of 'Boomergeddon': the construction of the Baby Boomer generation as a social problem in Britain.
  • J. Bristow
  • Sociology
    The British journal of sociology
  • 2016
This article examines the development of the cultural script of the Baby Boomer problem in British newspapers over a 26-year period, to examine how shifts in the discourse about the Boomer generation relate to wider social, economic, cultural and political trends.
Why Study Generations
The concept of ‘generation’ denotes the biological reality of being, the historical reality of living, and the epistemological problem of knowing. These multiple meanings often operate