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British Youth Television: Cynicism and Enchantment

Karen Lury

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159704
eISBN:
9780191673689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159704.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book examines the phenomenon of ‘yoof’ television programmes such as Network 7, The Word, The Big Breakfast, Snub TV, and Gamesmaster. Between 1987 and 1995 these and other related programmes ... More


Douglas Coupland

Andrew Tate

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074882
eISBN:
9781781701201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074882.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book is a full-length study of Douglas Coupland, one of the twenty-first century's most innovative and influential novelists. It explores the prolific first decade-and-a-half of his career, from ... More


Generation X: The ‘Future of Television’

Karen Lury

in British Youth Television: Cynicism and Enchantment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159704
eISBN:
9780191673689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159704.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explains how a generation of youth – the so-called ‘Generation X’ (who were the post-boomer/ ‘baby-bust’ generation born in the late 1960s and 1970s) – and a series of different British ... More


The Representation of Youth and the Twenty-Something Serial

Sarah Cardwell

in The Contemporary Television Series

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619009
eISBN:
9780748671168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619009.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter posits a television genre or category that is not yet officially recognised: the twenty-something serial. This is achieved by exploring the connections and developments visible in three ... More


Network 7: Youth becomes ‘Yoof’

Karen Lury

in British Youth Television: Cynicism and Enchantment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159704
eISBN:
9780191673689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159704.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter argues that in the process of viewing, young people and other audiences take the familiar path – they negotiate, cross over, and shift between different meanings produced by different ... More


‘You Can take it from me that what I Say is Absolutely Gospel’: Game Shows and Generation X

Karen Lury

in British Youth Television: Cynicism and Enchantment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159704
eISBN:
9780191673689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159704.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines two examples of pervasive television genre (game shows) and uses them to demonstrate how this genre was adapted for Generation X. It discusses two distinctive programmes, the ... More


Fast Sofas and Cyborg Couch Potatoes: Generation X on the Infobahn

Rob Latham

in Consuming Youth: Vampires, Cyborgs, and the Culture of Consumption

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226468914
eISBN:
9780226467023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467023.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter deals with the cultural discourses surrounding the so-called Information Superhighway, a vast engineering project conceived on a par with the Fordist construction of the literal ... More


The ‘Television Presenter’: The Post-modern Performer

Karen Lury

in British Youth Television: Cynicism and Enchantment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159704
eISBN:
9780191673689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159704.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses how to encapsulate, in any useful form, the kind of experience that Generation X gave, accrued by years of watching. It notes that watching and interpreting television text and ... More


‘You are the first generation raised without religion’: Coupland and postmodern spirituality

Andrew Tate

in Douglas Coupland

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074882
eISBN:
9781781701201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074882.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores the evolving representation of religious belief in Coupland's work via three connected areas of discussion. The first section locates his fiction in the wider context of the ... More


Generational Spillover in the Resistance to Trump

Nancy Whittier

in The Resistance: The Dawn of the Anti-Trump Opposition Movement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190886172
eISBN:
9780190911843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190886172.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The anti-Trump Resistance involves activists from an unusually wide range of political and chronological generations: movement veterans from the 1960s and 1970s, Generation X activists politicized in ... More


Generations

Stephen Fineman

in Organizing Age

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199578047
eISBN:
9780191806704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199578047.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter focuses on the concept of ‘generation’ as a way of popularising the idea of age. It first considers how generations shape societies before discussing their implications for social and ... More


Futility and precarity

Anna Dezeuze

in Almost Nothing: Observations on precarious practices in contemporary art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719088575
eISBN:
9781526120717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088575.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

Trapped in a context in which capitalism seemed to have colonised all remaining spheres of everyday experience, the ‘Generation X’ of the 1990s appeared to have given up the utopian aspirations of ... More


Cool Hunting

Devon Powers

in On Trend: The Business of Forecasting the Future

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042874
eISBN:
9780252051739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042874.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at “cool hunting,” the brand of trend forecasting that took root around the world during the 1990s and 2000s. Companies of the era were becoming increasingly obsessed with ... More


New money, new ideas, new women

David W. Gutzke

in Women drinking out in Britain since the early twentieth century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719052644
eISBN:
9781781707050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719052644.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The prevailing masculine culture of drinking had consistently thwarted efforts to attract female custom. Brewing company executives blocked entry of women into pub tenancies, hired managers whose ... More


Slacker Bites Back: Shaun of the Dead Finds New Life for Deadbeats

Lynn Pifer

in Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234462
eISBN:
9780823241255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234462.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter looks at one of the landmark films that constitutes the emergent category of the New Millennium zombie, but, as is illustrated here, it draws on the ancient model of the hero's quest in ... More


People’s Views about Heroism

Bruce Peabody and Krista Jenkins

in Where Have All the Heroes Gone?: The Changing Nature of American Valor

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199982950
eISBN:
9780190660482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982950.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter Five tests our survey-driven claims about the public through a different measure, examining the results from four focus groups convened for this book and comprised of the major generational ... More


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