Miss(ed) Generation: Douglas Coupland’s Miss Wyoming

  title={Miss(ed) Generation: Douglas Coupland’s Miss Wyoming},
  author={M. Jensen},
  journal={Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research},
  • M. Jensen
  • Published 21 December 2011
  • Sociology
  • Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research
This article presents a reading of Douglas Coupland’s 2000 novel Miss Wyoming. Long before this novel was published Coupland had denounced the Generation X phenomena he had started in the early nineties, and this article examines Miss Wyoming’s intertextual references to Jack Kerouac as a representative of the Beat generation, which was the previous self-labeled literary generation in North America before the Generation X of the 1990s. Taking this relationship as a point of departure, the… Expand
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