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Thats classified: class politics and adolescence in twin peaks

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posted on 2007-01-02, 00:00 authored by Elizabeth Parsons
Twin Peaks arguably paved the way for the television programmes currently popular with adolescent audiences, like The OC and Veronica Mars and, in it, many of the issues and representational strategies in those later programmes have their earlier manifestation. Specifically, the Twin Peaks plotline evinces a set of cultural anxieties about class-difference. Twin Peaks creates a cultural microcosm of American society that is paradoxically writ large by the limited parameters of an isolated community. Within a constricted space, characters are depicted as both individuals and as archetypes of a class location.

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Journal

Looking Glass: new perspectives in children's literature

Volume

11

Pagination

1 - 7

Location

Bendigo, Vic.

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  • Yes

ISSN

1551-5680

Language

eng

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C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article

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Reproduced with the specific permission of the copyright owner.

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