Teen Culture in the 80s
Comparing the culture of Korean teens and Samantha. How are the cultures'' of teens from these different times and geographic spaces represented.
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|HLK University||Nolfolk State University||Penn State University||Woosong University|
|Kristen J. and Tiffany P.||Kyeongouk
|Matt, Chad, Ning|
|Dave & Dave|
Heading: Teen culture in the 80's Date: 2002-04-09 01:28 From: Mauricio Molina We have taken a look at the various facets affecting teen culture. Movies, music and fashion seemed to define an era that was still recovering from the brutality of war. With politics on the rise and the country just beginning to recover from a recession I think that the 80's was an era in which your style was identified through styles that seemed to fit everything and everyone accept those with eclectic tastes.
Heading: RE: Teen culture in the 80's Date: 2002-04-10 20:54 From: Kristin James I definitely agree with what Mo said. We are doing our movie project on Teens (girls) in the 80's. We are focusing on most aspects of pop culture during that time, such as fashion, music, dance, movies, television, and pop idols. Although we were too young to really understand the aftermath of Vietnam, I think that the 80's were an era of recovery, redefinition, and a freedom of style and life in general. I think that this freedom helped some people to deal with what was going on in the world and specifically our society in the USA. Hopefully everyone will be able to view our movie soon, and see what we feel is a great (and fun) depiction on the 80's.
Heading: RE: Teen culture in the 80's Date: 2002-04-13 05:33 From: Matthew Curry Wow, the 80s...what can I say? How about this: Transformers, Popples, Tight-rolled jeans, hot-pink t-shirts, and slap bracelets. I was born in 1981, so wasn't a teen during the 80's, but I think I can relate in retrospect. Let's compare it to being a teen today (especially since 9/11). Is it possible that a lot of the "silly" facets of 80s teen culture was a means of escaping from everything they had heard/known about the Vietnam war? The reason I ask this is, again, comparing it to teen culture now--look at the emphasis that has been put on current teen culture to move on and not dwell on the horrific events of 9/11. I'm just wondering if maybe the same influence was impressed on the youth of the 80s.
Heading: RE: Teen culture in the 80's Date: 2002-04-15 22:17 From: Alicia Brown Matt...I agree with you. Teen culture today does get the majority of adolescents' attention. I wonder though why teen culture today can point out that figures can act and look like adults, but at the same time, emphasize that they are still children...I hate to drop the Britney Spears example...but I must. At one point in her career, she said that she was still a kid and does kid things, but on the other hand, she dresses in adult ways and acts in adult manners. I just don't understand it.
Heading: chad, pondering about the 80's Date: 2002-04-12 15:16 From: Chad Rosar Ahh, the 80's, what a time to live. I was born in 1980 so most of my memories are retraced through the elementary school years. I'm thinking of the fashion because that is what stands out in my mind and how terrible we dressed; what were we thinking? First there were hightop sneakers, tight acid washed jeans rolled up past the ankle and hypercolor shirts (they would change colors if someone touched it). Then there was the skids era. Skids were very comfortable, featherweight pants that were huge in the legs and then tight at the bottom. There was an unbelievable amounts of colors and styles to choose from. I really can't bash anything from the musical era because it seemed they were all cloned by some genius. My roomate has every compilated cd that deals with the 80's. I also have a friend who still believes he is in the era. He still wears the hightops that have been brought back into style, except his are originals. He recently cut his hair because he had a mullet and we made him. A mullet is when you have short sides and the back of the hair is real long. Well, I think I'm going to head home and look at some pictures of me in elementary school.