Screening Generation X: The Politics and Popular Memory of Youth in Contemporary Cinema

Screening Generation X: The Politics and Popular Memory of Youth in Contemporary Cinema

by Christina Lee
     
 

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Screening Generation X: The Politics and Popular Memory of Youth in Contemporary Cinema examines popular representations of Generation X in American and British film. In arguing that the various constructions of youth are marked by major cultural shifts and societal inequalities, it analyzes the iconic 'Gen X' figures ranging from the slacker, the teenage time…  See more details below

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Screening Generation X: The Politics and Popular Memory of Youth in Contemporary Cinema examines popular representations of Generation X in American and British film. In arguing that the various constructions of youth are marked by major cultural shifts and societal inequalities, it analyzes the iconic 'Gen X' figures ranging from the slacker, the teenage time traveller, and third wave feminists, to the oeuvre of Molly Ringwald and Richard Linklater. This book explores the important cultural work performed by films that mediate the experiences of Generation X and critiques the ongoing marginalization of the youth who struggle to find their identity and a voice in increasingly unstable times.

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ISBN-13:
9781409492177
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date:
12/28/2012
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
19 MB
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Meet the Author

Christina Lee is Lecturer in Communication and Cultural Studies at Curtin University of Technology (Perth, Western Australia).


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