Episode 1 - Accelerating through the ’90s with James Brooke-Smith

Charlotte Kan
By Charlotte Kan

Jan 29, 2024

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James Brooke-Smith, Prof. of English and Film Studies, University of Ottawa

What do Emmanuel Macron, Mark Zuckerberg, Jacinda Ardern, Rishi Sunak and Volodymyr Zelensky all have in common? They are Xennials, the last, micro-generation of ‘analogue’ children who came of age in the 1990s during peak globalisation and before the digital economy took off. In this first episode in a series of 10, Charlotte Kan, together with a leading authority on the decade, Professor James Brooke-Smith, teacher of English and film studies at the University of Ottawa and author of ‘Accelerate! A History of the 1990s’, discusses the highlights of the decade and looks at what impact the ’90s had on today’s world.

Recorded September 2023