Teenage The Prehistory of Youth Culture: 1875-1945

ISBN-10: 0140254153
ISBN-13: 9780140254150
Edition: N/A
Authors: Jon Savage
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Description: In his previous landmark book on youth culture and teen angst, the award-winning "Englandas Dreaming," Jon Savage presented the adefinitive history of the English punk movementa ("The New York Times"). Now, in "Teenage," he explores the secret  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/25/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

In his previous landmark book on youth culture and teen angst, the award-winning "Englandas Dreaming," Jon Savage presented the adefinitive history of the English punk movementa ("The New York Times"). Now, in "Teenage," he explores the secret prehistory of a phenomenon we thought we knew, in a monumental work of cultural investigative reporting. Beginning in 1875 and ending in 1945, when the term ateenagea became an integral part of popular culture, Savage draws widely on film, music, literature high and low, fashion, politics, and art and fuses popular culture and social history into a stunning chronicle of modern life.

Jon Savage is a Cambridge-educated writer, broadcaster, music journalist, and historian of punk. He conducted an important interview with Kurt Cobain in 1993.

Introduction
1875-1904
Heaven and Hell: Marie Bashkirtseff and Jesse Pomeroy
Nationalists and Decadents: The European Counterrevolution
Hooligans and Apaches: Juvenile Delinquency and the Mass Media
"A Sudden Vision of Heaven": L. Frank Baum and the Dreamland of Oz
The American Century: G. Stanley Hall and Adolescence
1904-1913
Peter Pan and the Boy Scouts: Imperial British Youth
High School Freshmen and Factory Fodder: American Adolescence and Industry
Wandervogel and Neo-Pagans: Europe's Back-to-Nature Movements
Nickelodeons and Animal Dances: The American Dream Economy
1912-1919
Invocation: The European Generation Gap
Sacrifice: The War Dead and the Young Against the Old
The Class of 1902: Juvenile Delinquency and the Great War
Jazz Bands and Doughboys: American Youth Enters Europe
1919-1929
Postwar Shocks: The Fascisti, the German Bunde, and the Woodcraft Folk
Sheiks and Shebas: The American Youth Market
The Cinderella Complex: The Problems of America's Mass Culture
The Pursuit of Pleasure: The Bright Young People
1930-1939
The Soldiers of an Idea: The Hitler Youth
The Children's Army and the New Deal: American Adolescents in the Depression
Biff Boys and the Red Menace: The Polarization of British Youth
Jitterbugs and Ickies: American Swing and Youth Consumerism
1939-1943
Conquerors and Overlords: The Hitler Youth at War and at Home
Reluctant Conscripts and Socialist Heroes: British Youth at War
Sub-Debs and GIs: American Adolescents in School and in Uniform
German Swing Kids and French Zazous: Swing in Nazi Europe
Zoot-Suiters and Victory Girls: American Unrest in 1943
1942-1945
The Peaceful Invaders: American Soldiers and British Youth
Helmuth Hubener, the White Rose, and Anne Frank: Resistance in Nazi Europe
The Arrival of the Teenager: The Launch of Seventeen
Year Zero: The Teenager Triumphant
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
Illustration Credits

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