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Teenage Nervous Breakdown: Music and Politics in the Post-Elvis Age

by Walley, David

  • ISBN: 9780306458620
  • ISBN10: 0306458624

Teenage Nervous Breakdown: Music and Politics in the Post-Elvis Age

by Walley, David

  • List Price: $24.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Plenum Publishing Corporation
  • Publish date: 05/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9780306458620
  • ISBN10: 0306458624
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Description: Teenage Nervous Breakdown details how a state of mind -- which came out of 1950s-60s high school "American Graffiti" culture and peer group morals -- was successfully transformed and commercially exploited. Walley, social critic and cultural historian, shrewdly points out that in this post-Elvis age we are now hostages to the corrosive effects of an increasingly celebrity-driven consumerism, itself the result of the cumulative effects of the commercial exploitation of high-school peer group dynamics.

The essays in this provocative book illustrate how this "evolution" has happened and its dubious contribution to American society. Among the issues at hand, Walley looks archly at the controversial effect of MTV on national politics, delves into the how and why behind the rebirth of heroin chic, and talks about how rock and roll has affected our sexual selves.

Teenage Nervous Breakdown is a savvy blend of loosely interconnected essays that resemble a series of jazz improvisations comprising a thoughtful commentary on American culture.

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