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The Resource Adult Fantasy

Adult Fantasy

Label
Adult Fantasy
Title
Adult Fantasy
Statement of responsibility
Briohny Doyle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'I pictured myself a wine-dark streak in a TV desert, ears too full of the summer wind to hear that ominous ticking in the sky: the sound of a cultural clock counting me out of youth.' Briohny Doyle turned thirty without a clear idea of what her adult life should look like. The world she lived in, with its global economic uncertainty, political conservatism, and precarious employment conditions, didn't match the one her parents grew up in. Every day she read editorials about how her millennial cohort — dubbed the 'Peter Pan generation' — were reluctant to embrace the traditional markers of adulthood: a stable job, a house in the suburbs, a nuclear family. But do these emblems of maturity mean the same thing today as they did thirty years ago? In a smart and spirited enquiry, Doyle examines whether millennials are redefining what it means to be an adult today. Blending personal essay and cultural critique, she ventures into the big claims of philosophy and the neon buzz of pop culture to ask: in a rapidly changing world, do the so-called adult milestones distract us from other measures of maturity? PRAISE FOR BRIOHNY DOYLE 'A joy to read ... a thoughtful consideration of what getting older looks and feels like to one woman.' The Herald Sun 'A consolation to any underachiever, bursting with wry humour and sharp insight, while unearthing the contradictions of western cultural narratives.' The Guardian
Tone
Writing style
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10564791
Cataloging source
ANL
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Doyle, Briohny
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Politics
  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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my search for true maturity in an age of mortgages, marriages, and other supposedly adult milestones
Label
Adult Fantasy
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d651337a-26fd-4bf0-b84d-81a604832127
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925548204
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Adult Fantasy
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d651337a-26fd-4bf0-b84d-81a604832127
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925548204
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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