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SY2019 - Youth, Identity and Popular Culture

[Not offered in 2019]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Topics include youth as a concept; a question of power youth as problems and victims; youth and multiple transitions; consuming passions: the mass globalisation of youth culture; youth subcultural formations; the invisible female? girls and subcultures; style as an identity marker in subcultures; re-making the body and fashion; fear and loathing: resistance, dance and the body; its only rocknroll: music as a vehicle of empowerment; no future: youth and marginalisation; who are you? youth as multi-layered subjects.

Learning Outcomes

  • appraise the multiple discourses which shape young people's identities;
  • differentiate the theories which underpin the study of youth culture;
  • deconstruct the concept of youth so it is analysed as a heterogeneous social cohort.
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level

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