Literature for young urban literature that is not represented by the letters from generation to Linda Christanty Putu Wijaya though. Literature for young urban literature is also not the newspapers, literary magazines such as Horizon, and cultural journals containing short stories, poems, and essays seriously.
Literature for young urban literature that is not represented by the letters from generation to Linda Christanty Putu Wijaya though. Literature for young urban literature is also not the newspapers, literary magazines such as Horizon, and cultural journals containing short stories, poems, and essays seriously. Literature is the literature of urban youth association that is expressed in the new mediums that are attached to their lifestyle. Urban teen literature today is something that is completely independent of the chain of previous literary history. I mean the history of literature is the literary history of the official version of the critics, theorists, academics and writers themselves. This official literary history as well as history in general in favor of the interests of certain powers to the charge of subjectivity is also strong in its historiography. In the context of urban adolescents in real terms, in fact the so-called mainstream literature does not even exist. There is a gap that is very far between literature and real lives of urban youth today.
Mediums of literary expression in the lifestyles of urban youth is now more or less a deconstruction of the medium the previous expression that occur as a result of technological developments. Pretensions to write a work of literature is no longer based on the motivation of big dreams, ideas, rebellion, and the genial ideas to change the world. Urban adolescents now simply write in their blogs about personal things everyday that frivolous, romantic sms sent to his girlfriend, or create a poetic love song which is also simple. That’s what mediums of literary expression of urban youth today. On the other hand the authors generations “old” still preoccupied with dreams, confidence, arrogance, and great ideas to give birth to a magnum opus in the “history” their authorship. Without realizing it, that there is a growing gap steep and deep, reminiscent of the criticisms of the last decades of his ivory tower of the writers and artists as a whole.
Of course the problem can not be separated from “the values, criteria, theories” about what is known and regarded as “literature”. This also is the old problem that continues to hang without a settlement. For some writers, say for example Seno Gumira Ajidarma, Sapardi Djoko Damono, or Budi Darma, the so-called and considered the “criteria and values” literature is relative and subjective. This view gives a wide space of freedom to think and what it’s called literature. On the other hand, there are many writers and critics who hold to the standard theories of who knows what or who knows where to mengategorisasikan a work as “literary”. The view is then possible to make such books of literary encyclopedias Indonesia is never complete and intact. In books, it must not exist Agni name Amorita Goddess for example, the author of short stories teen of the 80s generation who often fill out short stories in various magazines and had also become cerber Femina winners. In books, it certainly will not be any name or Aditya Mulya Raditya Dika, two young novelists today’s fans spread among the urban youth all over Indonesia. And in the books not exist FX Rudy Gunawan’s name, the author of short stories, essays, and novels whose works are also frequently published in the literary papers (non-Compass) and dozens of books have been published.
It is an ironic stagnation. Generation of youth now felt no need to read the valuable literary work that does not connect with their real lives. There has been a paradigm shift that was never anticipated by the writers. Literature courses in school may be an effort ever undertaken to bridge this gap or melt stagnation. But because the frame is brought is the “old mindset” and performed with the “old ways” as well, it can be said about this effort to fruition. Visited a number of high school may be more familiar with literary-writer and his works, but only to the extent that outcome. When what is needed now is to create a new generation of lovers of literature and foster a fertile climate or atmosphere for the birth of a new generation of literary writers, fresh, and totally different.
In the current urban youth lifestyle, movies and most popular musiklah as part of their artistic and cultural life. This is evident from the success of the film adaptation of novels are conceived and published by specialist young adult novels, GagasMedia. Almost all of the novel adaptation of national films sold tens of thousands of copies in a matter of months. This novel genre has managed to become part of the urban youth lifestyle thanks to the collaboration between the world of film and literary world. Collaboration means a real intersection with life. Collaboration becomes a pattern to break the stagnation and gave birth to the work of a “grounded”. An ideal example of collaboration of world music is the aging rock group Santana collaborated with popular teen singer in their last three albums released in recent years. Awareness of the legendary Santana as a group to keep in tune with the times was an exemplary humility in our literary world.
Literature should be part of the urban youth lifestyle as literature should be part of real life including daily life with the hassles of all the problems that may be whiny, annoying, and not quality. But on what basis has the right to judge someone like that to the fact that real life? On the basis of what someone or some people have the right to judge a work? No one can ever justify the basic attitudes like that. On the contrary, the erosion of attitudes like these that will be able to integrate the literature in the lifestyle of urban youth.
Adolescent Lifestyle and Media
All types of media, be it Internet, television, film, music, and magazines, a major impact on our lifestyles today. Most of the media informed about the lifestyle of urban youth, that in fact mimic the modern lifestyle. So, do not be surprised if we were herded into a very consumptive.
Adolescence is the search for identity. We as teens start looking for a lifestyle that fit and suit the tastes. We also began looking for an idol or a figure of identification that can be used as role models, both in searching lifestyle, speech, appearance, and others. Impact we have encountered a lot of friends with various attributes that really they are just imitating it. Still not aware that today a lot of teen soap opera that offers a new lifestyle? The young star who loved the youth was able to change the style.
In adolescence is a very strong influence of idol. Idol or figures that will control our lives without us knowing it might be. Well, here’s where the media
However, is it true that the media in such a bad influence for teenagers? Actually this is not one hundred percent. It is a challenge for us to sort out or selectively to the messages conveyed by the media. Because, do not be denied that the media presence is absolutely necessary. Because, at one side of the media allows us to know a variety of information, news, discoveries, and new things. Or it could be concluded that the actual presence of the media have a positive and negative.
The presence of the media is not free from the interests of the market. Thus, if we are not selective media messages, we will become victims of media. no one was when we buy a product based on information from the media. However, keep in mind, how should the products we buy it for ourselves. Do we really need that product, or because we are affected by the lure presented by the media.
Teens: Do not push yourself
it never hurts to look good as advertised in the media, with most of the products offered to help realize that dream. Also a reasonable thing to go shopping to buy favorite items. However, we must remember that, do not push yourself. If we follow the development of fashion clothing, for example, if you do not deserve, so do not be bought, should we adjust ourselves. In short does not have to follow trends, but the important comfortable in our bodies. The point is important we confident, comfortable with yourself, accept what is, love yourself. In fact, it would be okay again if we can demonstrate the advantages of our others.
Well, please explain? The media do have positive and negative impacts. We must be wise to react. Easy way is to recognize ourselves and recognize what we think is very important. Recognize what we like, what can we tolerate from other people and things that make us feel steady. If after we contemplate all the different versions of what is right media, that means we should immediately take the strategy. So, do not swallow it at face value what informed the media that does not just become the victim of media.