iCon of a generation

Hickey, Andrew (2008) iCon of a generation. In: iPod and philosophy: iCon of an ePoch. Popular Culture and Philosophy (34). Open Court, Chicago, United States. ISBN 978-0-8126-9651-6


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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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions. Print copy held in USQ Library at call no. 006.5 iPo.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2009 01:55
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:23
Uncontrolled Keywords: iPod, youthness, youth culture
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200299 Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5610

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