The Manufacturing of Teenage Identity

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The Manufacturing of Teenage Identity
The media is incredibly active in the manufacturing of teenage identity. While the networks discuss their role as being a mirror to society, this purported Giant Feedback Loop is simply an illusory concept by which the media fails to admit their own role in manufacturing teenage identity. The media watches selected teenagers it deems as having characteristics worth capturing. This identity is then fed back to the teenagers, absorbed by them, and regurgitated. The media then finds new, related images to sell to the teenagers. This mirror is far more contrived and controlled than passive in nature. There are “explosions of pop, to keep the teenage audience hooked” (Rushkoff). There are a number of...
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