Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Lecture Notes from Dr. Miller

Teenagers in Postwar America
1.   World War II: Social Instability, Military Men, Working Women, Children
2.   Postwar American Society
A.      Cold War: Nationalism, Authority, Conformity, Anxiety
B.       Families: Baby Boom, Freudian Theory, Family Togetherness, Cold War
C.      Economic Changes: Prosperity, Consumerism, Mass Culture
D.      Social Changes: Education, Civil Rights, Sex
E.      Teenagers in 1950s
1.   Youth Culture: Peer Group, Popular Culture, Behavior, Market
2.   Juvenile Delinquency in American Society and Culture
A.      Juvenile Delinquent Films: Blackboard Jungle (1955), Rebel without a Cause (1955)

3.   Rock-n-Roll: Music Genre, Teenagers, Race, and Sex

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