0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies

Buy Now

Chronic Youth - Disability, Sexuality, and U.S. Media Cultures of Rehabilitation (Paperback) Loot Price: R487
Discovery Miles 4 870
You Save: R84 (15%)
Chronic Youth - Disability, Sexuality, and U.S. Media Cultures of Rehabilitation (Paperback): Julie Passanante Elman

Chronic Youth - Disability, Sexuality, and U.S. Media Cultures of Rehabilitation (Paperback)

Julie Passanante Elman

Series: NYU Series in Social and Cultural Analysis

 (sign in to rate)
List price R571 Loot Price R487 Discovery Miles 4 870 You Save R84 (15%)

Bookmark and Share

Expected to ship within 10 - 15 working days

The teenager has often appeared in culture as an anxious figure, the repository for American dreams and worst nightmares, at once on the brink of success and imminent failure. Spotlighting the "troubled teen" as a site of pop cultural, medical, and governmental intervention, Chronic Youth traces the teenager as a figure through which broad threats to the normative order have been negotiated and contained. Examining television, popular novels, science journalism, new media, and public policy, Julie Passanante Elman shows how the teenager became a cultural touchstone for shifting notions of able-bodiedness, heteronormativity, and neoliberalism in the late twentieth century. By the late 1970s, media industries as well as policymakers began developing new problem-driven 'edutainment' prominently featuring narratives of disability--from the immunocompromised The Boy in the Plastic Bubble to ABC's After School Specials and teen sick-lit. Although this conjoining of disability and adolescence began as a storytelling convention, disability became much more than a metaphor as the process of medicalizing adolescence intensified by the 1990s, with parenting books containing neuro-scientific warnings about the incomplete and volatile "teen brain." Undertaking a cultural history of youth that combines disability, queer, feminist, and comparative media studies, Elman offers a provocative new account of how American cultural producers, policymakers, and medical professionals have mobilized discourses of disability to cast adolescence as a treatable "condition." By tracing the teen's uneven passage from postwar rebel to 21st century patient, Chronic Youth shows how teenagers became a lynchpin for a culture of perpetual rehabilitation and neoliberal governmentality.

General

Imprint: New York University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: NYU Series in Social and Cultural Analysis
Release date: October 2014
First published: 2014
Authors: Julie Passanante Elman
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade / Trade / Trade
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-1-4798-1822-8
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Communication studies > Media studies
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > General
Books > Law > Laws of other jurisdictions & general law > Social law > General
LSN: 1-4798-1822-4
Barcode: 9781479818228

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners