Share or Die: Voices of the Get Lost Generation in the Age of Crisis

Share or Die: Voices of the Get Lost Generation in the Age of Crisis

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Overview


America stands at a precipice; limitless consumption, reckless economics, and disregard for the environment have put the country on a collision course with disaster. It's up to a younger generation to rebuild according to new forms of organization, and Share or Die is a collection of messages from the front lines.


From urban Detroit to central Amsterdam, and from worker co-operatives to nomadic communities, an astonishing variety of recent graduates and twenty-something experimenters are finding (and sharing) their own answers to negotiating the new economic order. Their visions of a shared future include:


*Collaborative consumption networks instead of private ownership
*Replacing the corporate ladder with a "lattice lifestyle"
*Do-it-yourself higher education

As a call-to-action, "share or die" doesn't only refer to resource depletion, disappearing jobs, or stagnating wages. It refers to social death too, and to finding the common sense ideas and practices needed to not only merely survive, but to build a place where it's worth living. A series of forays into uncharted territory, this graphically rich collection of essays, narratives, and how-tos is an intimate guide to the new economic order and a must-read for anyone attempting to understand what it means to live as part of Generation Y.


Malcolm Harris is the Life/Art channel editor and a writer at Shareable and managing editor at The New Inquiry, a criticism site devoted to collecting and promoting the work of young, unaffiliated writers.


Neal Gorenflo is the co-founder and publisher of Shareable, a nonprofit online magazine about sharing.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781550925036
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Publication date: 06/19/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 22 MB
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About the Author

Malcolm Harris is the Life/Art channel editor and a writer at Shareable Magazine. His work has been featured on Alternet, KQED.org, The Los Angeles Free Press, and he is managing editor at The New Inquiry, a criticism site devoted to collecting and promoting the work of young unaffiliated writers.

Neal Gorenflo is the co-founder and publisher of Shareable Magazine (www.shareable.net), a nonprofit online magazine about sharing. A former market researcher, stock analyst, and Fortune 500 strategist, Neal left the corporate world in 2004 to help bring a shareable world to life through Internet startups, grassroots organizing, and a circle of friends committed to the common good. Neal has also worked for the green social network Care2.com and co-organized The Abundance League’s monthly salons about alternative economy in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

Malcolm Harris – Brooklyn, NY
Jenna Brager – Washington, DC
Neal Gorenflo – Mountain View, CA
Jean-Yves Huwart – Brussels, Belgium
Samantha Miller – Washington, DC
Sarah Idzik – Chicago, IL
Emi Gennis – Chicago, IL
Nine – Nomad
Robino – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hannah Brench – New York, NY
Ryan Gleason – Seattle, WA
Venessa Miemis – New York, NY
Tom Judd – Washington, DC
Mira Luna – San Francisco, CA
Reagan McMahon – Oakland, CA
Astri von Arbin Ahlander – Sweden
Liz Kofman – Los Angeles, CA
Beth Buczynski – Fort Collins, CO
Arianna Davolos – San Francisco, CA
Melissa Welter – San Francisco, CA
Lauren Westerfield – San Diego, CA
Milicent Johnson – San Francisco, CA
Annamarie Pluhar – Boston, MA
Chris Messina – San Francisco, CA
Corbyn Hightower – Sacramento, CA


This sample TOC is from the previous limited ebook edition. A new one will be uploaded when available.

Post-College Flow Chart of Misery And Pain - JennA Brager

INTRODUCTION:

Editor’s Preface - Neal Gorenflo
Foreword - Malcolm Harris
The Get Lost Generation - Malcolm Harris

WORK:

The State of Gen Y - Jean-Yves Huwart
Things as Which I’ve Been Asked to Dress:
Life in The Non-Profit Industrial Complex - Sam Miller
Unprepared: From Elite College to The Job Market - Sarah Idzik
Quitter - Emi Gennis
Take It And Leave It: Inside The Pack of A Modern Nomad - Nine
Heartbeats And Hashtags: Youth in Service - Hannah Bechsher
The Janus-Faced Craigslist:
Comedy, Tragedy, And Video Games - Ryan Gleason
The Shareable Job Search - Regan Mcmahon
Emergent by Design - Venessa Miemis
Organizing The Precariat - Tom Judd
How to Start A Worker Co-Op - Mira Luna

INTERMEZZO:

Get on The Lattice - Astri Van Arben Ahlander And Yelizavetta Kofman

LIFE:

The Gen Y Guide to Collaborative Consumption - Beth Buczynski
Stranger Dinners - Arianna Davolos
Eating Rich, Living Poor - Melissa Welter
Flexible Lives, Flexible Relationships - Lauren Westerfield
Who Needs An Ivory Tower - Jenna Brager
Detroit, Community Resilience, And The American Dream - Milicent Johnson
Every Guest A Host: Inside A Nomad-Base - Robin
Screening for Gold: How to Find And Keep Your Good Housemate - Annamarie Pluhar
Generation Open - Chris Messina
How to Build A Housing Co-Op - Mira Luna
When Your Community Lets You Down - Corbyn Hightower
Post-College Flowchart of Infinite Potential - Jenna Brager

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