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Sociological studies show that the Internet generation has become less rebellious and more tolerant. The book by Jean Twenge iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy, and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood (Moscow: Ripol Classic) helps to understand why this happened, what it really means, and how it will affect the future of society. The article provides a brief review of observations by the American author and compares them with what is happening in Russia - to see if teenagers from two countries are different, and what is more important - globalization or national features. The review considers such important topics of the book as social isolation of iGeners, the changing attitude of teenagers to their rights and alcohol consumption, the decrease in sexual activity and social activity. The authors also mentions positive qualities of the new generation, for example, tolerance to differences, hard-working combined with smaller career and financial demands. Although the book focuses on behavior of teenagers and young people from the US middle class, most of its conclusions can be applied to the Russian realities and be useful to parents and teachers. Moreover, the book will be of interest for iGeners due to its style and convincing graphs, which will allow the teenager generation to know itself better.


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T. V. Lebedeva

Lomonosov Moscow State University

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Email: shonohova@rambler.ru
Leninskie Gory St., 1-13A, Moscow, Russia, 119991

A. A. Subbotin

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Email: aasubbotin@yahoo.com
Leninskie Gory St., 1-13A, Moscow, Russia, 119991

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