Generation X goes global : mapping a youth culture in motion /

Other Authors: Henseler, Christine, 1969-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Routledge, 2013.
Series: Routledge research in cultural and media studies ; 44.
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Although the recent scholarly trend has focused on Generation Y, the Net Generation, and those who seem to drive today's digital world, this collection revisits the complexity of the generation born between 1960 and 1980. The essays are global in focus, covering India, South Africa, Greece, and many other countries--15 in all. The authors' fundamental conundrum is that "there is more which differentiates members of this generation from each other than which connects [them]." Contributors successfully demonstrate that Generation X is the first "global generation," influenced by both domestic and international events at an unprecedented rate. It is noteworthy that as the book was compiled, each contributor had a chance to read what others wrote for the project and discuss their essays through the project's wiki site. As a result, each chapter is in conversation with the others, helping create a holistic perspective on the generation. Due to its limited space, the Generation X's of some countries, including Japan, are not mentioned. Nonetheless, the book is an informative source for students and researchers of global youth culture. Summing Up: Recommended. All academic levels/libraries. Y. Kiuchi Michigan State University

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