The Evolution of an American Youth Culture
As the entertainment industries came to realize that a youth market existed, providers of music and movies began to create products specifically for them. While Big Beat music and exploitation films may have initially been targeted for a marginalized audience, during the following decade and a half, such offerings gradually become mainstream, even as the first generation of American teenagers came of age. As a result the so-called youth culture overtook and consumed the primary American culture, as records and films once considered revolutionary transformed into a nostalgia movement, and much of what had been thought of as radical came to be perceived as conservative in a drastically altered social context.
In this book Douglas Brode offers the first full analysis of how an American youth culture evolved.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Brode, Douglas.Sex, drugs & rock ‘n’ roll: the evolution of an American youth culture / Douglas Brode.pages cm. — (Popular culture and everyday life; vol. 30)Includes bibliographical references and index.1. Youth—Sexual behavior—United States—History.2. Teens—Sexual behavior—United States—History.3. Youth—Drug use—United States—History.4. Teens—Drug use—United States—History.5. Youth—United States—Social conditions—History.6. Teens—United States—Social conditions—History.I. Title. II. Title: Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.HQ27.B685 3305.2350973—dc23 2014043805ISBN 978-1-4331-2887-5 (hardcover)ISBN 978-1-4331-2886-8 (paperback)ISBN 978-1-4539-1506-6 (e-book)ISSN 1529-2428
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