Teenage Wasteland

Teenage Wasteland

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Teenage Wasteland provides memorable portraits of qrock and roll kidsq and shrewd analyses of their interests in heavy metal music and Satanism. A powerful indictment of the often manipulative media coverage of youth crises and so-called alternative programs designed to help qtroubledq teens, Teenage Wasteland draws new conclusions and presents solid reasons to admire the resilience of suburbia's dead end kids. qA powerful book.qa€”Samuel G. Freedman, New York Times Book Review q[Gaines] sheds light on a poorly understood world and raises compelling questions about what society might do to help this alienated group of young people.qa€”Ann Grimes, Washington Post Book World qThere is no comparable study of teenage suburban culture . . . and very few ethnographic inquiries written with anything like Gaines's native gusto or her luminous eye for detail.qa€”Andrew Ross, Transition qAn outstanding case study. . . . Gaines shows how teens engage in cultural production and how such social agency is affected by economic transformations and institutional interventions.qa€”Richard Lachman, Contemporary Sociology qThe best book on contemporary youth culture.qa€”Rolling StoneUltimately, schools help to plug you in where they think you belong in our class structure. And since the ... Initially it had to do with the Surgeon Generala#39;s findings about smoking and cancer. ... Yes, it was Tttntqt Wtst tUml bad for your health.

Title:Teenage Wasteland
Author: Donna Gaines
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1998-04-28

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