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Author: Paul H. Ray Ph.D.,Sherry Ruth Anderson
ISBN: 0609808451
Pages: 384 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books; 1St Edition edition (October 2, 2001)
Language: English
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e-Book The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World epub download

by Paul H. Ray Ph.D.,Sherry Ruth Anderson



Are you a cultural creative? Do you dislike all the emphasis in modern culture on. .In his book he estimated 50 million Cultural Creatives leading into the next era.

Are you a cultural creative? Do you dislike all the emphasis in modern culture on success and making i. Paul Ray and Sherry Ruth Anderson have made a much-needed contribution to the good fight. - Randall Hayes, founder and president of the Rainforest Action Network. Hallelujah! The Cultural Creatives brings us spectacular, inspiring good news: our long-desired sea change has occurred, each of us 'cultural creatives' is not alone, together we now amount to a critical mass sufficient to transform America!" - - John Vasconcellos, California State Senator.

They reveal who the Cultural Creatives are and the fascinating story of their emergence over the last generation, using vivid examples and engaging personal stories to describe their distinctive values and lifestyles. The Cultural Creatives offers a more hopeful future and prepares us all for a transition to a new, saner, and wiser culture.

The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World is a nonfiction social sciences and sociology book by sociologist Paul H. Ray and psychologist Sherry Ruth Anderson (born 1942). Ray and psychologist Sherry Ruth Anderson (born 1942), The authors introduced the term "Cultural Creatives" to describe a large segment in Western society who since about 1985 have developed beyond the standard paradigm of modernists or progressives versus traditionalists or conservatives.

Paul H. Ray, Sherry Ruth Anderson. There is no way to overestimate the contribution that Ray and Anderson have made to our understanding of the times in which we live. They have put their finger on the pulse of an entire generation. Just knowing who we are, having a name as it were, gives Cultural Creatives more power to affect the world. - Marianne Williamson, author of Healing the Soul of America "The Cultural Creatives is a bold announcement that the starting gun for social transformation has already gone of.

In this landmark book, sociologist Paul H. Ray and psychologist Sherry Ruth Anderson draw upon thirteen years of. My only beef is not with the book but with the Cultural Creatives ourselves: I regret we lack the political clout to effectively change The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World was a life-changing book.

The cultural creatives. How 50,000,000 People Are Changing the World

The cultural creatives. How 50,000,000 People Are Changing the World. by Paul H. Ray & Sherry Ruth Anderson. Although Ray and Anderson maintain that Creatives could be either conservative or liberal, those they interview invariably fall to the left side of the spectrum: New Age types (although many would eschew the label) who have dabbled in crystals, channeling, earth worship, and Wicca. It’s pretty clear, also, into which group the authors would place themselves.

Cultural Creatives : How 50 Million People Are Changing the World, Paperback by Ray, Paul . Anderson, Sherry Ruth,. ISBN 0609808451, ISBN-13 9780609808450, Brand New, Free P&P in the UK Tracking the ecolution of the Cultural Creatives population, this original study explains how this group of some fifty million people are creating new social inventions and institutions, worldviews, and lifestyles that are. environmentally sensitive, altruistic, idealistic, and spiritual and describes how these Cultural Creatives stand on the brink of transforming human life.

Psychologists Paul Ray and Sherry Anderson have written a handbook for people who are working to make this world a better place

What do 50 Million People Have in Common? By Thriftbooks. com User, October 8, 2000.

ARE YOU A CULTURAL CREATIVE?Do you dislike all the emphasis in modern culture on success and “making it,” on getting and spending, on wealth and luxury goods?Do you care deeply about the destruction of the environment and would pay higher taxes or prices to clean it up and to stop global warming?Are you unhappy with both the left and the right in politics and want to find a new way that does not simply steer a middle course?In this landmark book, sociologist Paul H. Ray and psychologist Sherry Ruth Anderson draw upon thirteen years of survey research studies on more than 100,000 Americans. They reveal who the Cultural Creatives are and the fascinating story of their emergence over the last generation, using vivid examples and engaging personal stories to describe their distinctive values and lifestyles. The Cultural Creatives offers a more hopeful future and prepares us all for a transition to a new, saner, and wiser culture.
Weetont
I plowed through all 350 pages. Only the first 95 plus Appendix A are needed to fully grasp the topic. In fact, you may find all the information you need neatly summarized in a smaller quantity of `pages' at these three websites: [...] , [...] , [...]

My praise: the book is interesting, well thought out, entertaining to read, and thought provoking. The graphs, charts, diagrams are helpful.

My criticism: the research is not as granular I desired. For one, the ethical questions are not fully parsed and not all questions are revealed. Second the research is essentially limited to economic application, being targeted at businesses, trying to "leverage" personal values into purchasing patterns. Most of the data was generated for sale by the author's corporation American LIVES. And perhaps most significantly, all the data is only post 1987, the year the author's corporation was founded. Additionally, the data is from two national surveys, in 1995 and 1999, and the interviews the authors did with individuals, presumably also in the 1990's. The data is inadequate for any assertions made in the book about prior years and any comparison across generations. So in this respect the book is nothing other than gathering some facts behind a political opinion, akin to something Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, or Ann Coulter would write. They have just as many facts mixed with their opinions as does this book.

Here is a blatant example of the opinion of the authors creeping into the presentation. (They themselves must be Cultural Creatives.) You can bet neither the Traditionals nor the Moderns would agree with this statement:

"Each of the three subcultures has its own perspective on the fundamental priorities of American society: what a good life is, what is really important, why we are here, what we are living for, and what kind of country America should be, now and in the future. Each has a contribution to make to the emerging culture of the twenty-first century, but some considerable healing must also take place. For one thing, each subculture must stop dismissing the others as inferior, bad, and wrong simply because their values are different. And second, they need to see that this era is at least as much about cultural innovation as it is about decline an decay of established cultural forms."

Another example of opinion being required to interpret the data, here is just one sample question that is considered indicative of being a Cultural Creative "{you} are unhappy with both the left and the right in politics and want to find a new way that is not in the mushy middle" pg. xiv. That could describe a lot of people, yet it was chosen as one of 18 responses highly indicative of being a Cultural Creative.

I guess I was just expecting more research out of a book that has been praised for its research.
Arashilkis
Psychologists Paul Ray and Sherry Anderson have written a handbook for people who are working to make this world a better place. Their book, THE CULTURAL CREATIVES - HOW 50 MILLION PEOPLE ARE CHANGING THE WORLD - is a guidebook for those who are interested in saving the planet, nurturing their personal relationships, and being sensitive without being stomped on.
You might be a Cultural Creative if you're into: books and music; arts and culture; stories; social causes, especially issues dealing with women and children; and authenticity. The authors have created an interesting test to gauge where you stand in the mix and use a lot of graphs throughout the book to identify cultural creatives and their issues.
If you're from the '60s and you've ever wondered what to do with all the energy created during that period of our lives, this book will open your eyes. If you've sometimes felt like an alien in your own family, the authors will offer you comfort because you're not alone. Even if you're just wondering why cultural creatives are so passionate about their lives, this planet, and their causes, this book will help you put it all together.
Cultural Creatives include such personalities as: Pope John Paul XXIII; Martin Luther King, Jr.; The Dalai Lama; Annie Dillard; Georgia O'Keeffe; Marc Chagall; Yo-Yo Ma; Robert Redford; Katharine Hepburn; and Bill Moyers. Pretty good company, don't you think?
While the book represents a lot of research on the part of the authors, the data is never presented in a dry, boring format. I found it hard to put the book down. The information resonated with me -- I'm from the 60's -- and it gave me hope for the future of our species and our planet.
Enjoy!
Faezahn
Reading The Cultural Creatives changed my perspective on my whole life. I highly recommend this book to those in the Boomer Generation who thought they were the only ones who were, well, the way they were. I am so grateful to the sociologist and psychologist who decided we were worth studying using social science methods.
Daigami
One of the most fascinating books I've ever read. Yes, I've been a Cultural Creative since my 20s. . . but never before knew the name for it.
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Like many of the reviewers (probably those that identify themselves as cultural creatives) I found this a surprisingly helpful, hopeful and compelling book that gave me quite a jolt as it seemed to put my entire life in a cultural context when my experience was of being outside and crying in the wilderness. It's a startling feeling. I did want to send the book to other people and in fact have ordered five of them to give to friends.
Like a couple of the other reviewers, I did see that it was clear that the authors wanted a specific result from the process of writing the book, that they saw themselves as cultural creatives and thought that was a good thing and wanted other people to be so too. However, I don't know that that is a bad thing and that it invalidates their statistical research. I do know that multi-variate statistical methods such as the cluster analyses used in this book are legitimate, and often under-used methods of understanding the world, and they can add a great deal to our understanding of complex patterns. What I believe is that the authors found a pattern they were happy to find and in this non-academic book they wanted to explore some rather vast social implications.
Mozel
I'm grateful a friend loaned this book to me. The authors' research identifies a core population that is committed to a series of interrelated movements-- ecology, human rights, glbt rights, access to health care, etc. This group, comprising 50 million, illuminates the deficiencies of the left/right political dichotomy and offers a paradigm to transcend that model.