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The Resource Chronic youth : disability, sexuality, and U.S. media cultures of rehabilitation, Julie Passanante Elman, (electronic resource)

Chronic youth : disability, sexuality, and U.S. media cultures of rehabilitation, Julie Passanante Elman, (electronic resource)

Label
Chronic youth : disability, sexuality, and U.S. media cultures of rehabilitation
Title
Chronic youth
Title remainder
disability, sexuality, and U.S. media cultures of rehabilitation
Statement of responsibility
Julie Passanante Elman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Elman, Julie Passanante
Dewey number
305.2350973
LC call number
HQ796
LC item number
.E553 2014
Series statement
NYU series in social and cultural analysis
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenagers
  • Problem youth
  • Youth
  • LAW / Media & the Law
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
Label
Chronic youth : disability, sexuality, and U.S. media cultures of rehabilitation, Julie Passanante Elman, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-229) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001349661
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 243 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781479841424
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014017279
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001349661
Label
Chronic youth : disability, sexuality, and U.S. media cultures of rehabilitation, Julie Passanante Elman, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-229) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001349661
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 243 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781479841424
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014017279
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001349661

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