Television and Youth Culture

Televised Paranoia

  • Authors
  • jan jagodzinski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Youth Living in Paranoiac Times

  3. Theoretical Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. jan jagodzinski
      Pages 17-28
  4. Self-RefleXive Narcissism and Alienation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. jan jagodzinski
      Pages 61-73
    3. jan jagodzinski
      Pages 91-109
  5. Real Paranoia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
  6. Televised Paranoiac Spaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. jan jagodzinski
      Pages 197-199
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 201-243

About this book


This book explores youth in postmodern society through a Lacanian lens. Jagodzinski explores the generalized paranoia that pervades the landscape of television. Instead of dismissing paranoia as a negative development, he claims that youth today labour within the context of paranoia to find their identities.


culture development Narcissism society youth

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