Youth Culture Products

  • American Graffiti

    George Lucas, the New Hollywood and the Baby Boom Generation

    By Peter Kramer

    Drawing on a wide range of archival sources, Peter Kramer explains how American Graffiti came into existence, paying close attention to the small-town upbringing and previous films of its director George Lucas. The book also explores the film’s story, style and themes; its marketing, critical…

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • The Virgin Suicides

    Reverie, Sorrow and Young Love

    By Justin Wyatt

    In this book, the analysis of the film occurs around three inter-locking arguments: the unusual structuring absence at the center of the film; the intricate manner through which music is used in the drama, communication, and character creation; and the film’s careful and specific referencing of…

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • The Freshman

    Comedy and Masculinity in 1920s Film and Youth Culture

    By Christina G. Petersen

    Before the advent of the teenager in the 1940s and the teenpic in the 1950s, The Freshman (Taylor and Newmeyer, 1925) represented 1920s college youth culture as an exclusive world of leisure to a mass audience. Starring popular slapstick comedian Harold Lloyd, The Freshman was a hit with audiences…

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • DIY Cultures and Underground Music Scenes

    Edited by Andy Bennett, Paula Guerra

    The concept of DIY ‘do-it-yourself’ cultural production gained critical momentum during the late 1970s with the emergence of punk. This proved to be a catalyst for the creation of a broader DIY aesthetic that has underpinned a succession of punk and post-punk music styles since the late 1970s.…

    Hardback – 2018-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Producing Queer Youth

    The Paradox of Digital Media Empowerment

    By Lauren S. Berliner

    This book examines the rise and impact of digital media projects, such as the widely-celebrated It Gets Better Project viral video campaign, designed to support LGBTQ youth at risk. Such media has been commended for enabling everyday makers the opportunity to circumnavigate the formal barriers of…

    Hardback – 2018-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender, Sexuality, and Media

  • Children, Nature and Cities

    Rethinking the Connections

    By Claire Freeman, Yolanda van Heezik

    That children need nature for health and well-being is widely accepted, but what type of nature? Specifically, what type of nature is not only necessary but realistically available in the complex and rapidly changing worlds that children currently live in? This book examines child-nature…

    Hardback – 2018-06-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Spaces of Childhood and Youth Series

  • The Routledge Companion to Gender, Sex and Latin American Culture

    Edited by Frederick Luis Aldama

    The Routledge Companion to Gender, Sex and Latin American Culture is the first comprehensive volume to explore the intersections between gender, sexuality and the creation, consumption and interpretation of popular culture in the Américas. Chapters seek to enrich our understanding of the role of…

    Hardback – 2018-06-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions to Gender

  • Halloween

    Youth Cinema and the Horrors of Growing Up

    By Mark Bernard

    John Carpenter’s 1978 film Halloween, a landmark of American horror cinema, kick-started the slasher film cycle in the early 1980s. Slasher films appealed to youth markets, but this is only one example of how the idea of "youth" is central to understanding Halloween in its many contexts. This book…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Youth, Technology, Governance, Experience

    Adults Understanding Young People

    Edited by Liam Grealy, Catherine Driscoll, Anna Hickey-Moody

    How far do adults truly understand youth? How do their conceptions inform interventions into young lives or implicate young people’s experiences? Centrally exploring adults’ ideas about youth, Youth, Technology, Governance, Experience seeks to tackle these questions. Specifically, this timely…

    Hardback – 2018-05-31 
    Routledge
    Youth, Young Adulthood and Society

  • American Pie

    The Anatomy of the Vulgar Teen Comedy

    By Bill Osgerby

    This book examines American Pie (1999), a film that exemplifies that most disparaged of movie genres – vulgar teen comedy. Taking American Pie as its focus, Bill Osgerby explores the nature and appeal of gloriously ‘grossed out’ teen humour. The book considers the relationship between American Pie’…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Easy A

    Millennials, Gender and Adaptation

    By Betty Kaklamanidou

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Combatting the Causes of Inequality Affecting Young People Across Europe

    By Mikael Stigendal

    Inequality is one of the most burning issues of our time, affecting young people in particular. What causes inequality? And how can actors at the local level combat the causes, not only the symptoms? By seeking to answer these questions, the volume will contribute to this growing and…

    Paperback – 2018-04-26 
    Routledge

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