From Oxford University Press, this book presents a broad spectrum of writers who are dealing with change, who are contesting and grappling with the trends around them. Some defend the status quo, some wonder what to make of new gadgets, some embrace uncertainty, and others celebrate whatever feels new and different.

Each chapter takes on a particular subject area: consumerism, work, language, social media, identity, community, politics, war, entertainment, and nature. And within each of these subjects, the articles embody a range of responses—from wonder to fear, from hope to grave concern.