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

Author:   Christina Lee
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN:  

9780367602949


Pages:   194
Publication Date:   30 June 2020
Format:   Paperback
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Screening Generation X: The Politics and Popular Memory of Youth in Contemporary Cinema


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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. Specific analyses of such films as Pump Up the Volume, The Breakfast Club, Heathers, Donnie Darko and Waking Life are used to illustrate the research.

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Author:   Christina Lee
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Weight:   0.363kg
ISBN:  

9780367602949


ISBN 10:   0367602946
Pages:   194
Publication Date:   30 June 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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'Christina Lee has produced a brilliant analysis of how youth is produced and situated in complex ways within the representational practices of film. Anyone concerned about the state of youth and the journey that has been taken to produce contemporary attitudes, practices, and possibilities should read and thoroughly enjoy Screening Generation X.' Henry A. Giroux, McMaster University, Canada


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

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