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Black Rose Books Ltd., Jun 1, 1987 - Political Science - 230 pages
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A highly personal look at jobs, identity, sex roles, information age politics, hidden forces driving the economy, and the pitfalls and promises of social change.
 

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Contents

The Economic Upheaval IOOIIUJ
1
The Invisible Producers
15
The BacktotheHome Movement
22
The Future of Work
34
The Seven Streams of Unemployment
41
Robots to the Rescue?
53
The Japanese and Other Myths
61
The American Edge
74
A Diversity of Roles
133
Layers of Identity
149
Premissory Notes
161
Radios in the jungle
167
The Television Medium
173
A Far Cry from Delphi
179
On Intellectual Tools
189
The Third Wave Model
197

The Nostalgiacs
89
InfoPolitics
105
The Computer in Politics
120
The Roots of Change
207
Chance and Change
213
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Alvin Toffler was born in New York on October 4, 1928. He received a degree in English from New York University in 1950. While in college he helped register black voters in North Carolina. After graduating, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio with his wife Heidi and took a production job in a factory. He learned to weld and repair machinery. In 1954, he became a reporter for Industry and Welding. He went on to become a reporter for Labor's Daily and then as a labor editor and columnist for Fortune magazine. He left Fortune in 1962 and began a freelance-writing career covering politics, technology, and social science for scholarly journals and writing long interviews for Playboy magazine. He wrote 13 books during his lifetime including Future Shock, The Third Wave, and Powershift. He received a career achievement award in 2005 from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. In 1996, he and his wife formed Toffler Associates, a global forecasting and consulting company. He died on June 27, 2016 at the age of 87.

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