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SY2019 - Youth, Identity and Popular Culture

[Offered in even-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

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

  • develop an understanding of the multiple discourses which shape young peoples identities;
  • gain an appreciation of the theoretical underpinnings of youth subcultural studies;
  • gain an appreciation of the youth as consisting of multiple subjectivities;
  • gain an understanding of the concept of youth as a social construct.
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Glenn Dawes.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: other exams (50%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); essays (30%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.