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Screening Generation X : the politics and popular memory of youth in contemporary cinema

Author: Christina Lee
Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book investigates the representational politics of youth cinema. It cuts up linear cinematic narratives to develop a hop-scotched history of youth, Generation X and youth culture to reveal the archetypes and ideologies punctuating the cinematic landscape. It critiques the ongoing marginalization of youth struggling to find their identity and a voice in increasingly unstable times.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lee, Christina, 1976-
Screening Generation X.
Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2010
(DLC) 2009026738
(OCoLC)427541674
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christina Lee
ISBN: 9780754690733 0754690733 1282454161 9781282454163
OCLC Number: 606215961
Description: 1 online resource (x, 184 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The subcultural style of Generation X --
Rebels with a cause : popular youth cinema, unpopular politics --
Taking out the trash : the politics of remembering (and forgetting) Molly Ringwald --
Girl power : the politics of pop --
Violent femmes : angry girls in youth cinema --
Club casualties : go-go(ing) girls of rave --
Boys to men and back again : the historian and the time traveler --
Another sunrise, another sunset : beyond Generation X --
Conclusion : thanks for the good times, where to now?
Responsibility: 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  Read more...

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