Cheugy and Intergenerational Conflict

The word 'cheugy' has become a key weapon on the battlefield of intergenerational conflict. We might be its user, its target or utterly oblivious to its meaning. Does our relationship with the word tell us anything interesting and is the modern concept of generations a meaningful one?

In this podcast, we look at intergenerational conflict and its causes. We also attempt to determine whether the use of generational categories, such as Gen X or Millennials, represent a coherent and valid framework for understanding culture and history. Finally, we try to place ourselves within the generational continuum and decide the extent to which we are products of our time. How cheugy.

A few things we mentioned in this podcast:

- The Measurement and Evaluation of Social Attitudes in Two British Cohort Studies
- Generational Differences in Work-Related Attitudes: A Meta-analysis
- Generational Differences At Work Are Small. Thinking They’re Big Affects Our Behavior
- A Compendium of Trends in the General Social Survey 1972-2018
- Strauss–Howe Generational Theory
- The Method for Determining Time-Generation Range

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