Saturday, July 11, 2009

tweenlight: crossing cultures to the hannah montana party

I’ve just been with youngest Taylor daughter to the Hannah Montana movie.

A cross-cultural experience indeed as she showed me to my seat. Too easy to smirk, I thought as I settled into the “Lets go crazy” teen chatter.

It’s easy to see this as another manifestation of consumer culture. It is.

It is also the music, narratives and characters by which my tweenager, and many others, will sift their values, one expression of the contemporary search for identity, a window onto growing up today and of what it means to juggle and adjust the competing narratives of family, home and being known.

(More considered film review to follow at a later date.)

Posted by steve at 10:26 PM

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