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The Resource Opting out : deviance and generational identities in American post-war cult fiction, Ana Sobral

Opting out : deviance and generational identities in American post-war cult fiction, Ana Sobral

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Opting out : deviance and generational identities in American post-war cult fiction
Title
Opting out
Title remainder
deviance and generational identities in American post-war cult fiction
Statement of responsibility
Ana Sobral
Title variation
Deviance and generational identities in American post-war cult fiction
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Opting Out explores the theme of deviance as a form of protest in famous cult novels that have left an indelible mark on contemporary American culture - from Jack Kerouac's On the Road to Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club. Adopting a generational lens, it centers on the deviant heroes and literary spokesmen of two major cohorts: the Baby Boomers and Generation X. Here for the first time the cult texts that defined these generations are submitted to a critical analysis that allows them to enter into a dialogue - or rather a heated debate - with each other. This opens new perspectives on the generation gap in America since 1945, offering a dynamic look at the role of youth as agents of social change and cultural innovation. The volume is of interest to students and researchers in contemporary American literature and culture, as well as to fans of cult fiction in general. The interdisciplinary approach to the themes of generational conflict and deviant behaviour also makes a significant contribution to the fields of sociology, contemporary history and cultural studies."--Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
KSU
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Sobral, Ana
Dewey number
813.609
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Costerus
Series volume
new ser.,197
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Conflict of generations
  • Baby boom generation
  • Generation X
  • Pulp literature
  • Popular literature
Label
Opting out : deviance and generational identities in American post-war cult fiction, Ana Sobral
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opting Out as a Modern Paradigm: Generations, Deviance and Cult Fiction -- Generational Identity: Origins, Formation and Impact -- Deviance: Definitions, Reactions and Implications -- Cult Fiction: Writing from the Margins -- The Generational Constellation in Post-War America: A Brief Overview -- Deviance in Cult Fiction of the 1950s and 1960s -- The Road Out: Deviance in Jack Kerouac's On the Road -- An Unlocked Window: Deviance in Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest -- "Edge City": Deviance in Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test -- Deviance in Cult Fiction of the 1980s and 1990s -- "Disappear Here": Deviance in Bret Easton Ellis' Less Than Zero -- "The Lunar Side of the Fence": Deviance in Douglas Coupland's Generation X -- "Hitting Bottom": Deviance in Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club -- Conclusion: Opting Out and America's Social Imaginary/
Control code
824510069
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9789042035768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)824510069
Label
Opting out : deviance and generational identities in American post-war cult fiction, Ana Sobral
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opting Out as a Modern Paradigm: Generations, Deviance and Cult Fiction -- Generational Identity: Origins, Formation and Impact -- Deviance: Definitions, Reactions and Implications -- Cult Fiction: Writing from the Margins -- The Generational Constellation in Post-War America: A Brief Overview -- Deviance in Cult Fiction of the 1950s and 1960s -- The Road Out: Deviance in Jack Kerouac's On the Road -- An Unlocked Window: Deviance in Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest -- "Edge City": Deviance in Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test -- Deviance in Cult Fiction of the 1980s and 1990s -- "Disappear Here": Deviance in Bret Easton Ellis' Less Than Zero -- "The Lunar Side of the Fence": Deviance in Douglas Coupland's Generation X -- "Hitting Bottom": Deviance in Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club -- Conclusion: Opting Out and America's Social Imaginary/
Control code
824510069
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9789042035768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)824510069

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