"Generation X" in Australia
the grunge generation
'People Try to Put Us Down....': Participatory Citizenship of 'Generation X'
Australian Journal of Political Science
Vol. 38, Issue 1, 2003
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"Australian Journal of Political Science Volume 38, Issue 1, 2003
The article is based on a survey of 18-34-year-old Australians conducted via telephone, by Newspoll Market Research, in early 2001. The article shows that rather than 'Generation X' having homogeneous (or even negligible) participatory experiences, four distinct participatory typologies emerge. These four typologies are labelled as Activist, Communitarian, Party and Individualistic to reflect the clustered modes of participation. The article also explores the relationships between participation and the discussion of political and social issues."
Extract from Kirsty Leishman's "Australian grunge literature and the Conflict Between Literary Generations."
Journal of Australian Studies, 23 (1999); 94-102
Please suggest added material or comments on Australia's Generation X to be posted on this site:
Justine Ettler, The River Ophelia: An Uncompromising Love Story (1995)
Andrew McGahan, Praise (1992)
Andrew McGahan, 1998 (1998)
Fiona McGregor. Chemical Palace (2002)