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Teenage (Wolf 2013) Director: Matt Wolf Year of release: 2013 Genre: Documentary, History Written by: Jon Savage, based on the book Teenage: The Creation of Youth Culture, 1875-1945 (New York: Viking, 2007). Questions to consider while you are watching this documentary : What does it mean to be a teenager, according to this documentary? According to this documentary, being a teenager means defending and fighting for acknowledgement of your struggle/identity. What does this new category allow this new section of the population to experience? This new category allows this new section of the population to experience freedom to explore the world as well as themselves, to experience social groups and networks of interest, and the experience of being valued as an equal to adults. What positive and negative implications did WWI have on how teenagers perceived themselves? At first teenagers saw themselves as being important since they were contributing to the war effort and they believed they were needed by their country.

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