By Jan Jagodzinski
Song in adolescence tradition examines the fantasies of post-Oedipal adolescence cultures as displayed at the panorama of well known track from a post-Lacanian viewpoint. Jan Jagodzinski, knowledgeable on Lacan, psychoanalysis, and education's courting to media, continues new set of signifiers is needed to understand the sliding signification of latest 'youth'. He discusses issues equivalent to the figurality of noise, the perversions of the song scene via boyz/bois/boys and the hysterization of it via gurlz/girls/grrrls. song in adolescence tradition additionally examines the postmodern 'fan (addict)', techno tune, and pa song icons. Jagodzinski increases the Lacanian query of 'an ethics of the Real' and asks educators to reassess 'youth' tradition.
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