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The Age of Youth in ArgentinaCulture, Politics, and Sexuality from Peron to Videla$
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Valeria Manzano

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781469611617

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611617.001.0001

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Surfing the New Wave

Surfing the New Wave

Music, Leisure, and Consumption

(p.69) Surfing the New Wave
The Age of Youth in Argentina

Valeria Manzano

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter discusses the spread of youth-led music and consumption. It suggests that these realms became pivotal to the ways in which young people constructed a sense of generational belonging at the time that they irrupted, as youth, in the public arena. Secondary school and university students, working young women and men: they all created and participated in new leisure and consumption practices that were exclusively youthful and helped to juvenilize mass culture at large. However, in these realms young people also built up renewed, class-inflected senses of cultural distinction, thus complicating any understanding of youth and youth culture as homogeneous categories. A juvenilized mass culture was the social space where the groups that participated competed for the definition of taste, as it related to music idols, sites of entertainment, or fashion items.

Keywords:   Argentina, youth culture, music, mass culture, social class, young people

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