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The Changing Portrayal of Adolescents in the Media Since 1950
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The Changing Portrayal of Adolescents in the Media Since 1950

Patrick Jamieson and Daniel Romer

Abstract

Following World War II, unparalleled economic prosperity, along with the largest cohort of American youth, gave rise to a new teen market and a new media landscape defined by television and radio. These influences in turn gave rise to a youth culture that found expression in the mass media, and which emphasized the virtues of a consumerist ethos made possible by an ever-expanding economy. Advertising became a vehicle for advancing this new consumer culture that enabled youth to become a major audience for entertainment media, and which gave unprecedented voice to their interests and concerns. ... More

Keywords: adolescent development, youth, media, movies, television, internet, content analysis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195342956
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342956.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Jamieson, author
Adolescent Risk Communication Institute, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania

Daniel Romer, author
Adolescent Risk Communication Institute, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania

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