Thinking in Generations: The Making of the Baby Boom
Professor Dan Bouk
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Memorial Library, Special Collections
Boomers. Xers. Millenials. The Greatest Generation. It's nearly impossible to escape generational categories in today's cultural, social, and political debates. In this talk, Prof. Dan Bouk explains the invention of the "baby boom generation" in the United States, exploring how nineteenth-century modes of generational thinking were transformed by the architecture and practices of the twentieth-century welfare state.
Dan Bouk is the author of How Our Days Became Numbered: Risk and the Rise of the Statistical Individual.