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Can't even : how millennials became the burnout generation / Anne Helen Petersen.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Emmaus Public Library.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Emmaus Public Library 305.242 PETE (Text) 36446002022708 New Adult Checked Out 10/29/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780358315070
  • ISBN: 0358315077
  • ISBN: 9780358561842
  • ISBN: 0358561841
  • Physical Description: xxvi, 276 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Introduction -- Our burnt-out parents -- Growing mini-adults -- College at any cost -- Do what you love and you'll still work every day for the rest of your life -- How work got so shitty -- How work stays so shitty -- Technology makes everything work -- What is a weekend? -- The exhausted millennial parent -- Conclusion: Burn it down.
Summary, etc.:
"An incendiary examination of burnout in millennials-the cultural shifts that got us here, the pressures that sustain it, and the need for drastic change"-- Provided by publisher.
While burnout may seem like the default setting for the modern era, Petersen argues that burnout is a definitional condition for the millennial generation. It is born out of distrust in the institutions that have failed us, the unrealistic expectations of the modern workplace, and a sharp uptick in anxiety and hopelessness exacerbated by the constant pressure to 'perform' our lives online. She examines the phenomenon through a variety of lenses, and offers a galvanizing, intimate, and ultimately redemptive look at the lives of this much-maligned generation. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Burn out (Psychology)
Mental fatigue.
Generation Y.
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