Growing up Degrassi: Television, Identity and Youth Cultures

Growing up Degrassi: Television, Identity and Youth Cultures

by Michele Byers
     
 

This is the first collection of its kind to explore one of the most widely recognized series in Canadian television history. Sixteen essays bring together scholars and fans of Degrassi Junior High, Degrassi High and Degrassi: The Next Generation to examine the pivotal role the series has had in shaping Canadian youth identity over the past twenty-five years. In…  See more details below

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This is the first collection of its kind to explore one of the most widely recognized series in Canadian television history. Sixteen essays bring together scholars and fans of Degrassi Junior High, Degrassi High and Degrassi: The Next Generation to examine the pivotal role the series has had in shaping Canadian youth identity over the past twenty-five years. In the first two sections, "Egrassi and Youth Cultures" and "Building Identity on Degrassi," contributors look into topics ranging from how technology and media have shaped character identity and viewer devotion, to the critical contemporary issues of the AIDS crisis among young adults. The third section "Web Sites, Fan Clubs Reminiscences," is a celebration of Degrassi fandom. In her Afterword, Linda Schuyler comments on the twenty-five years it has taken to build the remarkable phenomenon called Degrassi and why it deserves to be both celebrated and critiqued for its unique place in television and youth cultures.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781894549486
Publisher:
Sumach Press
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

About the Editor: Michele Byers is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Saint Mary's University, Halifax.

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