America has changed significantly in the last 70 years, especially because of technological advancements that alter how we not only live our daily lives, but also how we socialize, receive information, and consume popular culture. This one-volume encyclopedia discusses the pop culture that defined Generation X—-Americans born between 1965 and 1980, according to the authors’ parameters. Book features include an introduction that provides a general overview of how Generation X interacted with America’s rapidly changing popular culture. The book’s robust encyclopedia section focuses on areas of particularly lasting impact, with authoritative entries on notable actors/actresses, musicians, songs, films, directors, TV shows, media platforms, books, fads, video games, technology, and events.
These fascinating and informative encyclopedia entries are further supplemented with a suite of long-form essays that take a deeper dive into Generation X attitudes toward work and leisure, race and ethnicity, personal relationships, politics, and social media.
- Authoritative encyclopedia entries that provide insights into Generation X and its impact on American popular culture
- Scholarly essays that take a deep dive into the wider cultural significant of Generation X
- Fascinating interviews with Generation X artists and musicians
- Glossary of key terms related to Generation X and its impact on popular culture