Generation X

post-Baby Boomer generation born from 1965 to around 1982

The term was first used in a 1964 study of British youth by Jane Deverson.... In 1976, the phrase was picked up as the name of a punk rock band featuring Billy Idol...

was later popularized by Douglas Coupland's (1991) novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, which describes the angst of those born between roughly 1960 and 1965, who felt no connection to the cultural icons of the baby boom generation... Coupland took the X from Paul Fussell's 1983 book Class, where the term "CategoryX" designated a region of America's social hierarchy, rather than a generation.

  • Neologisms: Architectural Indigestion: (page 75) The almost obsessive need to live in a 'cool' architectural environment. Frequent related objects of fetish include framed black-and-white art photography (Diane Arbus is a favorite); simplistic pine furniture; matte black high-tech items such as TVs, stereos, and telephones; low-wattage ambient lighting; a lamp, chair, or table that alludes to the 1950s; cut flowers with complex name.

Jeff Gordiner defense:

followed by Generation Y?

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