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Generation X

The MTV Generation is a term sometimes used to refer to people born from the mid 1970s to the mid 1980s (1975-1985 although 1988 has been suggested as an end date). Every birth year in the span has been labeled by various experts as a generational boundary, thus leading to a confusion of who belongs to what generation. As a group, they constituted the youth culture of at the turn of the Millennium, ranging from age 15 to 25 in 2000.

In the Generations theory of William Strauss and Neil Howe, it can either be seen as a cusp between Generation X (1961-1981) and the Millennial Generation (1982-2001) (1), or as a separate generation or wave similar to Generation Jones(2) . Biologically they were born during the upsweep in birth numbers of the baby bust between the babybooms of 1946-64 and 1987-94(3)

Culturally the term MTV Generation has been widely used to define the generation of young adults in the Western World who are influenced by fashion trends, music, and slang terms shown in music videos on the newly created cable channel MTV. MTV Generation has often been associated as a neologism for Generation X. The teens of the MTV Generation who grew up in the 1990s have also been referred to as the Doom Generation, picked up from Gregg Araki's The Doom Generation (1995) and due to the popularity of the 1993 computer game Doom.




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