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Rock around the Clock
Exploitation, Rock 'n' roll and the Origins of Youth Culture



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ISBN 9781138682771
August 1, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
112 Pages

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Book Description

Rock around the Clock examines one of the earliest films made specifically for young audiences in US cinema, paying particular attention to the exploitation film production company that made the film, the ways it represented young people, especially in terms of their association with rock ‘n’ roll music and culture, and the ways in which the film was received by the press of the time and by more contemporary critics.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1 The ‘Birth’ of the Teenager and Their Representation in Rock around the Clock

2 That’s Exploitation!: ‘Jungle Sam’ and the Making of Rock around the Clock

3 Stumbling upon Rock ‘n’ Roll or the Packaging of (A) Youth Culture in Rock around the Clock

4 From Controversy to Acceptance: The historical reception of Rock Around the Clock

Conclusion: The Rest is History

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