Images of Youth: Popular Culture as Educational Ideology

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Presenting a variety of approaches and conclusions, this collection tackles various aspects of the impact on youth of popular culture (some say it's ok; others sound an alarm). Arrangement is in sections on youth and the history of American popular culture, 1930-1980 (eight essays); contemporary African-American youth and rap music (one essay); and philosophical reflections on contemporary youth and popular culture (three essays). The contributors are academics in English, education, and media and cultural studies. Editor Oliker (Midwest Philosophy of Education Society) provides an introduction, and editor Krolikowki (education) is with Loyola University, Chicago. The book is not indexed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820445199
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Preface: Adolescents, Popular Culture, Critical Thinking, and Ideology
I Youth and the History of American Popular Culture: 1930 to 1980 1
1 Scripting the Narrative of "Emotional Possession": James Cagney's Appeal to Immigrant Youth in the 1930s 3
2 A Profile of Adolescent Delinquents: Dead End as Play and Film 19
3 The Boy Who Hated Superman: Ethical Ideals, Metaphysical Confusion, and Popular Culture 36
4 Juvenile Delinquency in Films During the Era of Film Noir: 1940-1959 56
5 Formal Education as a Lyrical Target: Images of Schooling in Popular Music, 1955-1980 73
6 Teenage Monsters and Their Meaning 96
7 Mayfield After Midnight: Images of Youth and Parenting in Leave It to Beaver 112
8 Shakin' All Over: Teenagers, Consumption, and Social Change in Postwar Britain 130
II Contemporary African-American Youth and Rap Music 149
9 Rap, Race, and Representation 151
III Philosophical Reflections on Contemporary Youth and Popular Culture 185
10 He Ain't Heavy: Robert B. Parker Revisits Emile 187
11 Recollecting Honor 200
12 A Schematic Analysis of Popular Culture, Adolescence, and Sport: Surprising Implications for Education and Our Democratic Future 222
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