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Karen Foster

 

Karen Foster is a Sociologist and a Banting Post-Doctoral Fellow at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she is conducting a study on the concept of productivity in economic and political discourse. She is the author of Generation, Discourse, and Social Change (Routledge, 2013) and Reimagining Intervention in Young Lives (with Dale Spencer, UBC Press, 2012).

 
 
  

Stories by Karen Foster

Cross-generational solidarity in Occupy Detroit, 2011.

Articles: What’s Good about Generation Y?

By Karen Foster | January 24, 2013

They've been called ungrateful, narcissistic, and entitled. But new research reveals the hopes, ideals, and positive qualities of today's young adults.

 

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  • Can People Change?

    August 25, 2015

    In an adaptation from his new book Altruism, Buddhist monk and bestselling author Matthieu Ricard takes on the notion that humans have a fixed nature.

  • 32 Tips for My Daughter Before She Leaves Home

    September 1, 2015

    Here are the things Christine Carter hopes her little girl has learned before she goes out into the world.

  • How Kindness Can Define Who You Are

    August 24, 2015

    Research on neurodegenerative diseases suggests that identity Is lost without a moral compass.

  

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Against happiness By Eric G. Wilson Eric G. Wilson proposes that our culture’s preoccupation with happiness has overshadowed the importance of melancholy, an emotion he believes worth preserving.

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