Explores the complex relationships between generativity and various societies' political, economic, religious, educational, and cultural arenas.
Adult individuals in all societies have long understood the need for generativity - concern for and commitment to caring for the next generation. The need for generative action is particularly critical given the societal and global threats facing mankind in the first years of the 21st century. Building upon Erikson's groundbreaking developmental model that first propelled the construct of "generativity versus stagnation" into mainstream consciousness, this text examines this critical stage of development that occurs during the "long middle" of adulthood, as it exists on societal and cultural levels. This volume's diverse group of scholars explores the complex relationships between generativity and various societies' political, economic, religious, educational and cultural arenas. Integrating empirical research, scientific and cultural theory and their own informed observations and speculations regarding generativity in society, the volume that results aims to be a stimulating exchange about the multifaceted rol of generativity in human life and society.
The Generative Society - An Introduction, Ed de St Aubin, Dan P. McAdams, Tae-Chang Kim; What is Generativity? Dan P. McAdams, Regina L. Logan; Generativity and Culture - What Meaning Can Do, John Kotre; Reflections On Generativity and Society - A Sociologist's Perspective, Kai Erikson; The Propagation of Genes and Memes - Generativity Through Culture in Japan and the USA, Ed de St Aubin; Generativity as Social Responsibility - The Role Of Generations in Societal Continuity and Change, Takatoshi Imada; The Generative Life Cycle Model - Integration of Japanese Folk Images and Generativity, Yoko Yamada; Rope of Ashes - Global Ageing, Generativity and Education, Ronald Manheimer; Generativity Behind Bars - Some "Redemptive Truth" About Prison Society, Shadd Marun, Thomas P. LeBel, Charles S. Lanier; Religion, Cultural Change and Generativity in American Society, Michele Dillon, Paul Wink; Generativity and Gender - The Politics of Care, Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore; Guarding the Next Generation - The Politics of Generativity, Bill E. Peterson; Generativity and The Politics of Intergenerational Fairness, Takeshi Sasaki; Generativity and The Psychology of Volunteerism, Mark Snyder, E. Gil Clary; An Ethical Analysis of Erikson's Concept of Generativity, Don Browning; Erikson on Generativity - A Biographer's Perspective, Lawrence J. Friendman; Generative Society - An Epilogue, Ed de St Augin, Dan P. McAdams, Tae-Chang Kim.