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US Youth Films and Popular Music: Identity, Genre, and Musical Agency

  • Author: McNelis, Tim



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  • Introduction: Youth Films, Identity, and Musical Agency
  • Part I: She's a Rebel?: Girls, Guitars, and Agency
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Girl Can't Have It: Restricted Musical Agency in 10 Things I Hate About You and Love Don't Cost a Thing
  • 2. Queer Agency and Reappropriation of the "Technophallus" in All Over Me
  • 3. Silent Punk and Audible Folk: Musical Sleight-of-Hand in Juno
  • Part II: Listening to the Other: Cultural Borrowing and Critical Reflection
  • Introduction
  • 4. Consumption, Authenticity, and Identity Experimentation in Ghost World
  • 5. "I didn't move to Bosnia": Critical Cultural Immersion in Save the Last Dance
  • 6. Cheerleaders, Bullies, and Nerds: Intersections of White Stereotypes and Black Music in Bring it On, Mean Creek, and Napoleon Dynamite
  • Part III: Unheard Ethnicities: Musical Construction of Ethnic Identity and Agency
  • Introduction
  • 7. 'Old World' Ethnicity, Hybrid Identity, and 'New World' Agency in Real Women Have Curves
  • 8. "Neighbourhood is sure changing, isn't it?": Evolving Traditions and Complex Identities in Quinceanera
  • 9. Reimagining the All-American Teenager: Inaudible Ethnicity and Agency from the Margins in Better Luck Tomorrow
  • Conclusion: The Continuing Relevance of Film Music to Identity and Agency