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Beavis and Butt-Head and Youth Culture Jon Epstein's remarks on Beavis and Butt-Head and youth culture were interesting, though I would disagree with his claim that my forthcoming book MEDIA CULTURE puts rap at the center of youth culture resistance. Rather, I think that there is no center to youth culture resistance, just various forms of youth cultural resistance including rap, films like SLACKER, and TV shows like Beavis and Butt-Head and some of the music that they celebrate like Heavy Metal and other alternative music forms. Indeed, B&B can be read as a form of youth culure resistance to mainstream culture, or as a symptom, an articulation, of the hopeless situation of uneducated working class youth in an era of disintegrating families, decay of values and community, and loss of hope in the possibility of achieving a better life. Of course, it is also satire and makes fun of values and institutions that could arguably be held responsible for the current difficult situation of youth and general societal decay in the fin de siecle US. Douglas Kellner firstname.lastname@example.org