Youth Culture in Late Modernity

Youth Culture in Late Modernity

by Johan Fornas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803988982

ISBN-13: 9780803988989

Pub. Date: 02/16/1995

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Poised between the commercialism of mass consumption and a questioning of prevailing social norms, youth cultures offer a fascinating insight into the social and cultural state of Western societies. This innovative collection provides a lively exploration of such cultures, with all their implicit ironies and contradictions, at the end of the twentieth

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Poised between the commercialism of mass consumption and a questioning of prevailing social norms, youth cultures offer a fascinating insight into the social and cultural state of Western societies. This innovative collection provides a lively exploration of such cultures, with all their implicit ironies and contradictions, at the end of the twentieth century.

Highlighting the current forms of expression - music, style, fashion, entertainment - and the richness of youth culture's historical and contemporary variety, the contributors address key issues including: why young people are seen as at risk from popular culture; how late modernity affects changing shifts in gender relations; how young people relate to texts, from th

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803988989
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/16/1995
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Youth, Culture and Modernity - Johan Fornäs
The History of High and Low Culture - Ulf Bo[e with an umlaut above it}ethius
Youth, the Media and Moral Panics - Ulf Bo[e with an umlaut above it]ethius
The Media in Public and Private Spheres - Bo Reimer
The Shop, the Home and Femininity as a Masquerade - Hillevi Ganetz
Consistency and Change in the Lifeworld of Young Women - Sabina Holstein-Beck
Youth and Modern Lifestyles - Bo Reimer
Controlled Pleasures - Ulf Bo[e with an umlaut above it]ethius
Youth and Literary Texts

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