Contemporary Youth Culture: An International Encyclopedia

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-12-30
  • Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group

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Youth as a unique group is a 20th century idea. The changes wrought worldwide by World War II, propelled adolescence to a status and identity that coincided with unparalleled economic growth. While developmental psychologists refined their theories of normal growth and maturation, society and the media were at work constructing youth as consumers,thereby liberating them from traditional family controls. An increasingly smaller world impinges mightily on the culture of youth. An international and inter-disciplinary roster of experts shed light by exploring such topics as hip hop culture; punk culture; social justice movements; video games; political activism; language and identity; post-feminism; television; rites of passage; heterosexuality and homosexuality; race and ethnicity; social class; poetry and literature; visual art; conceptions of beauty and body image; academics; sports; drugs; families; refugee youth; the Internet; youth journalism; fashion; and violence. This authoritative and reliable guide will prove accessible and fascinating to adults and adolescents.

Table of Contents

Section One: Studying Youth Culture
Why Study Youth Culture?
"Oh Puhleeze?" Learning Youth Culture
Youth Subcultures, Postmodernism, and the Media
A Critical Geography of Youth Culture
Global Youth
Hip Hop Globalization and Youth Culture
Language and Identitiy in Youth Culture
Language and Talk
Problematizing the "Problem" Teen: Reconceptionualizing Adolescent Development
Adolescent Rites of Passage
On Youth and Psychological Investment
Stepfamilies in the United States
Blending Youth and Organizational Cultures
Section Two: Media Culture and Youth
Disney and Consumer Culture
Ageism, Stereotypes, Television
Three-Minute Clip Culture
Techno/House, Hip Hop Clubs and Video
Advertising and German MTV
Raising World Citizens: New Programming for Youth in the United States
Japanese Electronic Game Culture
Dorama; Japanese TV
Steal This Article
Online hip Hop Culture
Instant Messaging and Identity
Girl Net Culture
Jammer Girl and the WWW
Queer Youth and the Media
Cripqueers and the Land of Make-Believe
Section Three: Youth Identities and Subcultures
Girl Culture
Eating Disorders and Sexuality
Exploring the Culture of "Sluthood" Among Adolescents
Queer Punk
The Metrosexual and Youth Culture
Teddy Boys
Remix Culture
Industrial Culture
Industrial Bands
Emo Music and Youth Culture
Discos: From Liberation to Commodification of Pleasure
Techno and House Cultures
The Elements and Eras of Hip Hop Culture
Hip Hop, Wiggahs, and Whiteness
Check Me?.....No Check YOU!
Fashion and the Commodity Society
Fashion Brands and Logos
Fashion and Techno-Style
Skateboarding: Between Mainstream and Punk Rock
Air & Style Snowboarding Contest
Paintball: From Marketing Trees to Sport
Public Pedagogy as Spectacle: The Case of the Professional Wrestling
Section Four; Politics and Youth Activism
Youth Mobilization-Strength in Numbers
Kids Against Capital
Guerilla Journalism
Youth Peace-Builders in Community Organizations
Youth in the Black Panther Party
Borikua Guerrero Youth Organizing
SLAM! Genre for Social Activism
Feminists' Daughters
Contemporay Punk Rock and Activism
Teaching and Learning In and Out of School
The Power of Rap as a Form of Literacy
Hip Hop and Education
Transformations Through Hip Hop
"I Write for that Shy Little Girl": Spoken Word's Power to Document
Exceptional Youth Cultures: A Framework for Instructional Strategies
Youth Led Research
A Meeting of the Minds
The Aesththetic Dimension of Youth Culture Education
Punk Rock Performances at Liberty High School
Refugee Youth: At Home, in School, In the Community
Indentity Formation and Academic Achievement "Pieced" Together
The Beauty Incident
English and U.S. Culture
French Immersion Students in Canada
Pop Fiction and Literacy
Youth Culture and Creative Literacy
Organized Youth Sport and Its Alternatives
Young Organic Intellectuals in NYC
About the Editors and Contributors
Kinderculture and Marketing: From Toys to Harry Potter
Youth Culture and Video Games

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