Teenage: The Creation of Youth Culture
Teenagers —as we have come to define them —were not, award-winning author Jon Savage tells us, born in the 1950s of rockers and Beatniks, when most histories would begin. Rather, the teenager as icon can be traced back to the 1890s, when the foundations for the new century...more
Savage's book about punk, England's Dreaming, is one of my favourite explorations of pop culture and this is just as ...more
"The buccaneering individuality of the early nineteenth-century had become obsolete: it had fled across the Atlantic to the American frontier. ...more
I think this book is a must read for ...more
Teenage takes ...more
It's also riveting, reading about the sensationalist media in the U.S. during the late 1800s an ...more
In a nutshell 2 things created a separate "culture" for youth - the 2 World Wars (when those not fighting began to group or be organized) and the post-WWII consumer boom in the US.