Youth in Revolt

Now a major motion picture from Dimension Films starring Michael Cera


Author: C.D. Payne

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307715807

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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The hilarious, take-no-prisoners novel about a cynical, sex-obsessed teenager's pining love for an intelligent girl—the basis for the major motion picture starring Michael Cera. Youth in Revolt is the journals of Nick Twisp, California's most precocious diarist, whose ongoing struggles to make sense out of high school, deal with his divorced parents, and lose his virginity result in his transformation from an unassuming fourteen-year-old to a modern youth in open revolt. As his family splinters, worlds collide, and the police block all routes out of town, Nick must cope with economic deprivation, homelessness, the gulag of the public schools, a competitive type-A father, murderous canines, and an inconvenient hair trigger on his erectile response—all while vying ardently for the affections of the beauteous Sheeni Saunders, teenage goddess, and ultimate intellectual goad.

Youth in Revolt


Author: Sagar Ahluwalia

Publisher: New Delhi : Young Asia Publications


Category: Social history

Page: 323

View: 8786

Youth in Revolt


Author: Shmarya Levin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Zionists

Page: 294

View: 8462

Youth in Revolt

The Failure of Communist Indoctrination in Hungary


Author: Henry Gleitman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Communism

Page: 46

View: 7690

Son of Youth in Revolt

The Journals of Scott Twisp


Author: C. D. Payne

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781466436084

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

View: 7040

When a move to California threatens to disrupt young Scott Twisp's life, he reacts in the true Twispian spirit, leaving his father Nick to face the trials of dealing with his own teenage son.

Youth in Revolt

Reclaiming a Democratic Future


Author: Henry A. Giroux

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317248589

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 9810

Recently, American youth have demonstrated en masse about a variety of issues ranging from economic injustice and massive inequality to drastic cuts in education and public services. Youth in Revolt chronicles the escalating backlash against dissent and peaceful protest while exposing a lack of governmental concern for society's most vulnerable populations. Henry Giroux carefully documents a wide range of phenomena, from pervasive violent imagery in our popular culture to educational racism, censorship, and the growing economic inequality we face. He challenges the reader to consider the hope for democratic renewal embodied by Occupy Wall Street and other emerging movements. Encouraging a capacity for critical thought, compassion, and informed judgment, Giroux's analysis allows us to rethink the very nature of what democracy means and what it might look like in the United States and beyond.

Fear Itself

Youth in Revolt


Author: N.A

Publisher: Marvel

ISBN: 9780785157021

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 136

View: 2082

The heroes of the Initiative return to battle Fear Itself! The Asgardian god of fear comes to Earth, and his army - led by the Red Skull's daughter, Sin - pushes the Marvel Universe's heroes to the brink. When Captain America puts out the call for help, the disgraced former super hero Prodigy rises to the occasion to restore the Fifty State Initiative and put its former members back into active duty. Their mission to quell the public's fear-induced hysteria pits them against rioting masses, trigger-happy authorities and even the unstoppable Juggernaut! COLLECTING: FEAR ITSELF: YOUTH IN REVOLT 1-6, material from FEAR ITSELF SPOTLIGHT

Cut to the Twisp

The Lost Parts of Youth in Revolt and Other Stories


Author: C. D. Payne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781882647033

Category: Fiction

Page: 162

View: 2273

Presents the nearly one hundred pages cut from the author's "Youth in Revolt," which revolves around the life of fourteen-year-old Nick Twisp, and also includes a collection of short humor pieces.

Generations in Conflict

Youth Revolt and Generation Formation in Germany 1770-1968


Author: Mark Roseman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521545686

Category: History

Page: 332

View: 6812

This is an English-language collection of essays on modern German history with a generational theme, first published in 1995. It addresses, first, the extraordinary power and persistence of a German tradition of youthful rebellion extending from the Sturm und Drang in the eighteenth century to the student revolts of 1968 and, second, the impact of the dramatic ruptures and discontinuities in modern German history on the formation and interaction of successive historical cohorts. Using a variety of different approaches, including literacy and oral history, the collection pays particular attention to the way generational identities interacted with those of class and gender. The book adds to our understanding of generations, of the balance between continuity and discontinuity in modern German history, of the generational roots of National Socialism and the Hitler Youth generation's impact on East and West German society.

Revolting Youth

The Further Journals of Nick Twisp


Author: C.D. Payne

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0767932358

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4236

The hilarious sequel to the cult favorite Youth in Revolt, now a major motion picture starring Michael Cera and Justin Long. In the wry and subversive further journals of Nick Twisp, we reunite with America’s most literate teen diarist as he accidentally ignites criminal mayhem; seeks union with his love, Sheeni Saunders; and still has to live as a girl to avoid the police—an absolute must-read for all fans of the oddball humor of Youth in Revolt. Praise for Youth in Revolt "The funniest book you'll read this year." —Los Angeles Times "This hilariously cynical sex farce about bright teenagers combines creaky Shakespearean plot twists with real insights about growing up in the present chaos." —The Oregonian From the Trade Paperback edition.

Ich bin ein Genie und unsagbar böse


Author: Josh Lieb,Knut Krüger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570137475


Page: 281

View: 8730

Oliver Watson (12) gilt in der Schule als übergewichtiger Schwachkopf und wird von allen gemobbt. Doch heimlich herrscht er ganz lässig als grösstes Genie und drittreichster Mann aller Zeiten über ein Weltimperium. Doch die Wahl zum Klassensprecher stellt ihn vor eine echte Herausforderung ... Ab 12.

From Insurrection to Revolution in Mexico

Social Bases of Agrarian Violence, 1750-1940


Author: John Tutino

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691022949

Category: History

Page: 425

View: 4687

The description for this book, From Insurrection to Revolution in Mexico: Social Bases of Agrarian Violence, 1750-1940, will be forthcoming.

The Worlds of S. An-sky

A Russian Jewish Intellectual at the Turn of the Century


Author: Gabriella Safran,Steven J. Zipperstein

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804753449

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 542

View: 5292

The author of "The Dybbuk," Shloyme-Zanvl Rappoport, known as An-sky (1863-1920), was a figure of immense versatility and also ambiguity in Russian and Jewish intellectual, literary, and political spheres. Drawing together leading historians, ethnographers, literary scholars, and others, this far-ranging, multi-disciplinary examination of An-sky is the fullest ever produced.

The Quest for Socialist Utopia

The Ethiopian Student Movement, C. 1960-1974


Author: Bahru Zewde

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1847010857

Category: Education

Page: 299

View: 3948

A lively historical account of the rise of Ethiopia's student movement by one of those involved, its role in overthrowing the imperial regime, and its impact on the shaping of the country's future.BR>

Sounds French

Globalization, Cultural Communities and Pop Music, 1958-1980


Author: Jonathyne Briggs

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190266643

Category: Music

Page: 248

View: 1409

Sounds French examines the history of popular music in France between the arrival of rock and roll in 1958 and the collapse of the first wave of punk in 1980, and the connections between musical genres and concepts of community in French society. During this period, scholars have tended to view the social upheavals associated with postwar reconstruction as part of debates concerning national identity in French culture and politics, a tendency that developed from political figures' and intellectuals' concerns with French national identity. In this book, author Jonathyne Briggs reorients the scholarship away from an exclusive focus on national identity and instead towards an investigation of other identities that develop as a result of the increased globalization of culture. Popular music, at once individual and communal, fixed and plastic, offers an illuminating window into such transformations in social structures through the ways in which musicians, musical consumers, and critical intermediaries re-imagined themselves as part of novel cultural communities, whether local, national, or supranational in nature. Briggs argues that national identity was but one of a panoply of identities in flux during the postwar period in France, demonstrating that the development of hybridized forms of popular music provided the French with a method for expressing and understanding that flux. Drawing upon an array of printed and aural sources, including music publications, sound recordings, record sleeves, biographies, and cultural criticism, Sounds French is an essential new look at popular music in postwar France.

Telex aus Kuba


Author: Rachel Kushner

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644049912

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 2353

In 'Telex aus Kuba', einem packenden Roman über die kubanische Revolution, sind sie alle versammelt – die Castros, Che Guevara, der Diktator Batista und US-Präsident Eisenhower. Aber erzählt wird die Geschichte hauptsächlich von zwei Jugendlichen, Everly Lederer und K.C. Stites, die füreinander bestimmt zu sein scheinen: sie die Tochter des Chefs einer amerikanischen Nickelmine und er der Sohn eines leitenden Angestellten der United Fruit Company. Aus den Brüchen zwischen dem, was sie voller Faszination und Erschrecken wahrnehmen, tritt allmählich die Geschichte eines ebenso wagemutigen wie bisweilen absurden Freiheitskrieges zutage. Verwickelt in ihn sind, mit oft dubiosen Interessen, auch ein französischer Agent mit SS-Vergangenheit, eine kubanische Tänzerin mit erotischem Hang zur Macht, zahlreiche karrierebewusste Saubermänner und ihre dekadenten Gattinnen, Dschungelkämpfer und schmutzige Geschäftemacher. Rachel Kushner hat einen tropisch glitzernden historischen Moment des 20. Jahrhunderts mit großer Raffinesse so verdichtet, dass er die Ereignisse wie durch ein Brennglas zeigt. Man liest mit allen Sinnen, sieht, schmeckt, fühlt mit den Figuren und überlässt sich Kushners herausragender erzählerischer Kraft.

Political Revolt and Youth Unemployment in Tunisia

Exploring the Education-Employment Mismatch


Author: Isabel Schaefer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319650858

Category: Political Science

Page: 109

View: 9837

This book discusses youth unemployment in post-revolutionary Tunisia, paying particular attention to the so-called skill mismatch. Youth unemployment was one of the major factors triggering the Tunisian revolution, and continues to be a central socio-economic challenge. The Tunisian labour market is marked by a strong increase of higher education graduates while the economic system is dominated by sectors mainly employing a less qualified labour force. This study investigates current labour market trends, and provides insights into the underlying causes of persisting high youth unemployment. The author argues that economic crisis, difficult political conditions since 2011, and inefficient labour market policies did not foster sufficient job creation, and that special attention needs to be paid to the educational causes of the skill mismatch in youth employment in future sustainable development models.