Teenage: The Creation Of Youth By Jon Savage
The Independent reviews an interesting book on the roots of the teenager. Teenage: The Creation Of Youth' is written by Jon Savage and tracks the rise of the teenager between 1875-1945. The Indie says:
In Teenage, however, Jon Savage tells a story far more fascinating for not having been dulled by repetition. There was indeed teenage life before the rock'n'roll era. By ending his tale at the climax of the Second World War, before the myths of ancient grease kick in, he not only avoids a further muddying of well-trodden ground, but enables us to view the the first half of the last century (and the last quarter of the one before that) through fresh eyes. Well-documented events – the two world wars, the Depression, the rise and fall of Hitlerism and many more – are seen from the perspective of their effect on the youth of Britain, America and continental Europe.