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Title Generations of youth : youth cultures and history in twentieth-century America / edited by Joe Austin and Michael Nevin Willard.

Published New York : New York University Press, [1998]


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 UniM Bail  305.2350973 GENE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 474 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Angels of History, Demons of Culture / Joe Austin, Michael Nevin Willard 1 -- Part I Early Twentieth Century -- 1 Experts and Juvenile Delinquency, 1900-1935 / Victoria Getis 21 -- 2 Heroism and the Problem of Impulsiveness for Early Twentieth-Century American Youth / Jay Mechling 36 -- 3 Teenage Girls, Sexuality, and Working-Class Parents in Early Twentieth-Century California / Mary E. Odem 50 -- 4 Rolling with the Punches: Boxing, Youth Culture, and Ethnic Identity at Federal Indian Boarding Schools during the 1930s / John Bloom 65 -- 5 Deanna Durbin Devotees: Fan Clubs and Spectatorship / Georganne Scheiner 81 -- 6 Creating New Identities: Youth and Ethnicity in New York City High Schools in the 1930s and 1940s / Paula S. Fass 95 -- 7 Brown "Hordes" in McIntosh Suits: Filipinos, Taxi Dance Halls, and Performing the Immigrant Body in Los Angeles, 1930s-1940s / Linda N. Espana-Maram 118 -- Part II War and Postwar -- 8 Riddle of the Zoot: Malcolm Little and Black Cultural Politics during World War II / Robin D. G. Kelley 136 -- 9 "Memories of El Monte": Intercultural Dance Halls in Post-World War II Greater Los Angeles / matt garcia 157 -- 10 Growing Up as a Jewish Lesbian in South Florida: Queer Teen Life in the Fifties / James T. Sears 173 -- 11 From Panty Raids to Revolution: Youth and Authority, 1950-1970 / Beth Bailey 187 -- 12 "Birth of a New Symbol": The Brown Berets' Gendered Chicano National Imaginary / Ernesto Chavez 205 -- 13 Art and Activism in the Chicano Movement: Judith F. Baca, Youth and the Politics of Cultural Work / Jeffrey J. Rangel 223 -- Part III Contemporary Youth Culture -- 14 Knowing Their Place: Local Knowledge, Social Prestige, and the Writing Formation in New York City / Joe Austin 240 -- 15 "... And Tomorrow Is Just Another Crazy Scam": Postmodernity, Youth, and the Downward Mobility of the Middle Class / Ryan Moore 253 -- 16 Dancin' in the Street to a Black Girl's Beat: Music, Gender, and the "Ins and Outs" of Double-Dutch / Kyra D. Gaunt 272 -- 17 Clamor and Community in the Music of Public Enemy / Robert Walser 293 -- 18 Hmong American Youth: American Dream, American Nightmare / William Wei 311 -- 19 Seance, Tricknowlogy, Skateboarding, and the Space of Youth / Michael Nevin Willard 327 -- 20 Teens at Work: Negotiating the Jobless Future / Susan Willis 347 -- 21 What to Make of Wiggers: A Work in Progress / David Roediger 358 -- 22 Virtually Out: The Emergence of a Lesbian, Bisexual, and Gay Youth Cyberculture / Joanne Addison, Michelle Comstock 367 -- 23 Gender and Generation down the Red Road / Rachel Buff 379 -- 24 Hip Hop Hearings: Censorship, Social Memory, and Intergenerational Tensions among African Americans / George Lipsitz 395 -- 25 Nightmares in the New Metropolis: The Cinematic Poetics of Low Riders / Brenda Jo Bright 412 -- 26 Let's All Be Alienated Together: Zines and the Making of Underground Community / Stephen Duncombe 427.
Summary America has long been fascinated by youth and its cultural expressions. The notion of "youth" has played a central role in processes of social reproduction and historical change throughout the twentieth century. But when we turn a critical eye to youth culture, we too often focus on youth as a passive and unchanging concept.
In Generations of Youth, Joe Austin and Michael Willard have brought together leading cultural critics from history, sociology, and cultural studies to explore the cultural expressions of twentieth-century youth. The contributors to the volume explore diverse popular culture practices such as Chicano rockand-roll dancing; the Boy Scouts and heroism; 'zines and community; Native American boxing; African American hip-hop; fan clubs and femininity; Malcolm X's zoot suit; Filipino Mcintosh suits; lesbian, bisexual, and gay Internet culture; Chicano lowriding; skateboarding and the production of urban space; graffiti and spatial mobility; Native American pow wows; and post-punk, Generation X, and downward mobility. Generations of Youth considers the ways in which young people's autonomy and "youth" itself is produced in negotiation with adult authority and institutions of socialization.
The definitive volume on American youth cultures past and present, Generations of Youth traces the central ways in which historical meanings and experiences of youth intersect with other axes of the U.S. social hierarchy. We learn how race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, class, and space intersect to affect our notions of youth and youth's notions of itself Essays focus on the ways in which young people have appropriated and created cultural forms, practices, and social ideologies thatare connected to changes in consumer and labor markets, to economies of prestige, and to received social hierarchies and traditions.
Other author Austin, Joe, 1957-
Willard, Michael Nevin.
Subject Youth -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Minority youth -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Subculture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 0814706460 (paperback: acid-free paper)
0814706452 (cloth : acid-free paper)