Thirty years ago, Douglas Coupland published Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, a novel that would name the generation that came of age in the 1980s and early 1990s. It told of disaffected, misanthropic, self-absorbed twentysomethings who didn’t seem to care about anything that was going on in the world. But was that really the case?
In this episode, I take a look at Coupland’s novel as well as Richard Linklater’s film Slacker; plus, I examine articles and books that attempted to define and explain Generation X and make some attempt to come to a conclusion about this group of people who are now middle aged.
You can listen here:
Apple Podcasts: Pop Culture Affidavit
Pop Culture Affidavit podcast page
And here are some links for you ..
Time’s “Twentysomething” Article
Newsweek’s “Generalizations X” Article
Goodreads page for 13th Gen: Abort, Retry, Fail?
IANXTC, the blog of Ian Williams, aka “Crasher” from 13th Gen
My 1994 high school student newspaper essay, “Generation X Is …”
Time’s “Me Me Me Generation” Article about Millennials