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Certificate and : “they were children yesterday…”

Andrew Melrose
  • University of Winchester
Published Online: 2013-08-07 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/abcsj-2013-0012


Representations of young teenagers and adolescents (not yet young adults) in popular culture are problematic. All too often the term teenager is less about age and experience and more about consumer merchandise and lifestyles aimed at them as a demographic sector. This paper addresses some of the issues and myths that writers and film makers are confronted with when producing teenage culture - everything may not be as you think.

Keywords : Twilight; Harry Potter; teen-culture; teen-films; teenagers; young adults

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Published Online: 2013-08-07

Published in Print: 2013-06-01

Citation Information: American, British and Canadian Studies Journal. Volume 20, Issue 1, Pages 82–104, ISSN (Print) 1841-964X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/abcsj-2013-0012, August 2013

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