society 1920's (wild young people)

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1920’s Culture and “Wild Young People” The roaring 20’s produced a new culture marked by its youth and consumerism that often clashed with the traditions of older generations. Social values began to change, as self expression emerged as a prized value by youth. Women’s roles changed from the traditional restrained Victorianism of the past. Views of work and who worked changed. Consumerism gave birth to an expansion of mass entertainment and leisure activities. The …

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…Carter agrees that the wild young people of his generation can be criticized for some of their habits, but he also presents that each older generation is critical of the younger generation. He explains that one cause of their rebellion is how their parents handled the world and then left it to them. Carter sums up by saying in essence this is the way we are and the oldsters can’t do much about it.