Millennial Memes

Annotated Bib #1

Gullifor, Daniel P., Lori L. Tribble, and Claudia C. Cogliser. "SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS AT WORK ARE MILLENNIALS." Leading Diversity in the 21st Century (2017): 221.

The paper is excerpted from a book titled Leading Diversity in the 21st century.This study focuses on the leader-member exchange between generation when new generation move into the work force. The study outlines the assumptions of older generations towards new ones. It showcases the transition the older generation faces in becoming a member from being a follower as the younger generation, in this case millennials, gain momentum and establishes their place in the workforce. The book was published in 2017, making it extremely recent and the results very up-to-date. The book was published by the Library of Congress and Age Publishing, both reputable establishments. This is useful source as it will provide me with relevant and reliable information from a properly conducted study that directly relates to my topic. 


Annotated Bib #2

Mannheim, Karl. "The problem of generations." Psychoanalytic review 57.3 (1970): 378.

This paper is written by Karl Mannheim, an acclaimed sociologist. The paper breaks down the idea of generations and their history throughout eras in time. Mannheim goes over the way generation are introduced and transcend in and through society and time. Mannheim declares that new generations thrive off of aspects of the previous generation. They build off of previous qualities and with enact change in society. Socio-historical events group social groups together, by age with commonalties. The source is credible. Mannheim's work, The Problem of Generations, has allowed him to be viewed as the founder sociology of knowledge by academic institutions internationally. Though the paper was published over thirty years ago, it does not effect it's credibility because it's topic is relevant today and it provides foundational knowledge regarding the subject. This source will be useful to my research as it provides me with the basis information for me and my listeners to clearly understand the idea of generations.

January 28, 2018

Annotated Bib #3

Hemmadi, Murad. “Millennials Are Begrudgingly Making Way for Generation Z.”, 1 Dec. 2017,

This article was written in the highly acclaimed Canadian publication, Macleans. The article was written by senior editor Murad Hemmadi in late 2017. The article will provide sufficient information that will add to my podcast as it covers one side of my argument. Generation Z versus Millennials. The article describes the attributes members of Generation Z posses in comparison to millennials. In addition the article provides accurate statistics that compare education, and success prospects of millennia’s and generation z. The article does a fine job at outlining the fears of millennial in the overwhelming climate of Generation z as well as clearly differentiates between the two generations. This source will prove to be useful in my research.

Annotated Bib #4

Bergman, Shawn M., et al. "Millennials, narcissism, and social networking: What narcissists do on social networking sites and why." Personality and Individual Differences 50.5 (2011): 706-711.

This article is written by Shawn M. Bergman, a doctor of psychology at Appalachian State University. in the work, he draws the connection between narcissism, social media and millennials. He finds that the millennial generation is narcissistic because of their dependance and engagement with social media. He also outlines that there a narcissists and non-narcissist in the millennial generation though the latter are fewer. He says that though both sides do engage with social media, they both have different reasons for doing so . The self-indulgence craving is what forces narcissistic millennial to engage with social media. This source will b useful in discussion the relationship generations have with social media and what that means about their general personalities and their reactions to others. This source will prove to be useful in my research. 

February 4, 2018

Annotated Bib #5

Bruenig, Elizabeth. “Perspective | Why Is Millennial Humor so Weird?” The Washington Post, WP Company, 11 Aug. 2017,

This article is written by staff writer Elizabeth Bruneig. In the article, she analyzes millennials and their use of memes. She says that millennials are simply uninterested, bored, lost, morbid and are and consequentially hopeless about the future, past and present. This is reflected in their sense of humour. Millennial meme culture is based on absurdity, self-deprecation and a unified universality within the demographic. The source is credible as it comes from a reputable publication and from a staff writer that has written a sufficient number of articles. The article is editorial so it shall be uses as my opinion piece. 

Annotated Bib #6

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Routledge, Clay. “Why Are Millennials Wary of Freedom?” The New York Times, The New York Times, 14 Oct. 2017,

This article is written by Clay Routledge, a columnist at the New York Times. The article delves into the reasons why the millennial generations seems to be hopeless about their future and unhappy with their present.  This source will be helpful in providing information for the opposing side of my argument. This will help me clairfy the reasoning behind the comedic aspects of memes that depicts the darkness implied.