Hickey, Andrew (2008) iCon of a generation. In: Wittkower, Dylan E., (ed.) iPod and philosophy: iCon of an ePoch. Popular Culture and Philosophy (34). Open Court, Chicago, United States. ISBN 978-0-8126-9651-6
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This chapter argues that the iPod and similar digital accoutrements of youth operate as a simulacrum of 'youth-ness'. Represented in the mass-communication networks of contemporary Western locales, ‘youthness’ maintains a set of specific thematic tropes repeated throughout the cultural network. Using the iPod as a symbolic representation of youthful ‘hipness’, ideas of youth-ness as commodified through mass communication networks are deconstructed.
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|Additional Information:||Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions. Print copy held in USQ Library at call no. 006.5 iPo.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||iPod, youthness, youth culture|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200299 Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified|
|Subjects:||420000 Language and Culture > 420300 Cultural Studies > 420399 Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified|
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||UNSPECIFIED|
|Deposited On:||28 Aug 2009 11:55|
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