Generation X Argumentative Essay by Paramount

Generation X
An examination of the use of labels in defining social groups, their negative impact and how this has influenced "Generation X" - the new youth generation where everything goes and is accepted.
# 9950 | 1,564 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Nov 05, 2002 in English (Argument) , Sociology (General)

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This paper analyzes and examines various contentions regarding Generation X. Part II outlines arguments in support of the contention that stereotypes regarding Generation X are untrue. In Part III, arguments in support of the contention that stereotypes regarding Generation X are true are presented. Lastly, this paper concludes with suggestions for presenting a more balanced view of Generation X.

From the Paper:

"Throughout history, society has felt compelled to devise labels for nearly every category or trait. People may be given a specific label based on their age, economic status, education level, ethnic background, geographic location, occupation, political beliefs, religious beliefs, and various other factors. While labels based on one category may dominate at certain time periods (i.e., ethnicity-based labels dominated in the early 1950s), labels based on age seem to be common regardless of the time period.

"Individuals ages 20-29 are commonly referred to as "Generation X." Other names for Generation X include "Gen X," the "Generation Without a Conscience," the "Lost Generation," the "Me Generation," the "Slacker Generation," "Twenty Somethings," or "Yuppies With a Conscience But Without Fat Paychecks." (Coupland). While labels may be useful in distinguishing members of various categories based strictly on age, labels are most often used in a divisive and pejorative manner."

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