Youth Subcultures

What is Youth

By way of starting off an investigation into youth subcultures, teachers could pose the problem of defining youth to the class.

What characteristics would they ascribe to it? Can they decide on a specific age range? Further questioning can discuss whether students feel that the distinction between ‘youth’ and ‘adult’ is becoming blurred. If so, how? Such as, do younger and older people now share some similar leisure activities or ways of dressing? For example, it is now typical to see politicians, such as David Cameron wearing jeans and trainers on his days off; something that would have been unthinkable of politicians just a few years ago. For example, look at this picture of Cameron on the Daily Mail website:

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