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Teenage Wasteland provides memorable portraits of "rock and roll kids" and shrewd analyses of their interests in heavy metal music and Satanism. A powerful indictment of the often manipulative media coverage of youth crises and so-called alternative programs designed to help "troubled" teens, Teenage Wasteland draws new conclusions and presents solid reasons to admire the resilience of suburbia's dead end kids.

"A powerful book."—Samuel G. Freedman, New York Times Book Review

"[Gaines] sheds light on a poorly understood world and raises compelling questions about what society might do to help this alienated group of young people."—Ann Grimes, Washington Post Book World

"There is no comparable study of teenage suburban culture . . . and very few ethnographic inquiries written with anything like Gaines's native gusto or her luminous eye for detail."—Andrew Ross, Transition

"An outstanding case study. . . . Gaines shows how teens engage in cultural production and how such social agency is affected by economic transformations and institutional interventions."—Richard Lachman, Contemporary Sociology

"The best book on contemporary youth culture."—Rolling Stone

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This volume provides portraits of "rock and roll kids" and analyses of their interests in heavy metal music and Satanism. It aims to draw new conclusions and to present solid reasons to admire the resilience of suburbia's dead-end kids.

Synopsis:

Teenage Wasteland provides memorable portraits of "rock and roll kids" and shrewd analyses of their interests in heavy metal music and Satanism. A powerful indictment of the often manipulative media coverage of youth crises and so-called alternative programs designed to help "troubled" teens, Teenage Wasteland draws new conclusions and presents solid reasons to admire the resilience of suburbia's dead end kids.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

The Kids in the Basement

Ave of Dreams

Children of ZOSO

Gimmie Shelter

Us and Them

The Rock

Disposable Heroes

This Is Religion I

This Is Religion II

Wild in the 'Burbs

The End

Afterword: Slamming Towards the Millennium

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Jamieppp, May 17, 2007 (view all comments by Jamieppp)
Donna brought back more then just a story in Teenage Wasteland, she brought back our past.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780226278728
Subtitle:
Suburbia's Dead End Kids
Afterword:
Gaines, Donna
Compiled:
Cram 101
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews, Textbook Revie
Author:
Gaines, 1st Edition
Author:
Gaines, Donna
Author:
Cram 101
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Adolescence
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Teenagers
Subject:
Adolescence - Drugs/Drinking
Subject:
Suburban life
Subject:
Teenagers -- Suicidal behavior -- New Jersey -- Bergenfield -- Case studies.
Subject:
Alienation
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Adolescence - General
Subject:
Life Stages - Adolescence - Drugs/Drinking
Subject:
Book Notes
Subject:
Teenagers - New Jersey - Bergenfield -
Subject:
Suburban life - New Jersey - Bergenfield -
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-Parenting Teens
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Cram101 Textbook Outlines
Series Volume:
no. 18
Publication Date:
19980428
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
282
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in

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"Synopsis" by , Teenage Wasteland provides memorable portraits of "rock and roll kids" and shrewd analyses of their interests in heavy metal music and Satanism. A powerful indictment of the often manipulative media coverage of youth crises and so-called alternative programs designed to help "troubled" teens, Teenage Wasteland draws new conclusions and presents solid reasons to admire the resilience of suburbia's dead end kids.
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