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Occupy Wall Street protestor Chris Philips screams as he is arrested near Zuccotti Park, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, in New York. Multiple Occupy Wall Street protestors have been arrested during a march toward the New York Stock Exchange on the anniversary of the grass-roots movement. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Occupy Wall Street protestor Chris Philips screams as he is arrested near Zuccotti Park, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, in New York. Multiple Occupy Wall Street protestors have been arrested during a march toward the New York Stock Exchange on the anniversary of the grass-roots movement. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

What does it mean these days to be outside of the mainstream? Alissa Quart‘s new book examines the growing number of “identity innovators” in America who are seeking to redefine a wide variety of fields including music, banking and mental health.

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Alissa Quart, author of “Republic of Outsiders: The Power of Amateurs, Dreamers and Rebels”.

 


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  • RealEstateCafe

    Are there examples of “unintentional outsiders” who become a movement? For example, the “Boomerang generation,” 24-35 year olds living at home with their parents, now matches the one in five 65 year olds who live in multi-generational households. With the rise of AirBnB and demise of permanent jobs, is the Boomerang generation delaying or redefining the first rung of the housing ladder? Will new shared housing models blossom to meet their needs?

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