Postmodern views of youth

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Postmodern ideas say that youth subcultures are no longer relevant in todays society. They suggest that youth styles have become increasingly fragmented (broken up/divided) and diverse. Youth styles are now fluid (changing, flowing) and are no longer based on class lines, gender or ethnicity.

Club culture is androgynous (genderless). In the late 80's and 90's young people became involved in this culture regardless or class, gender and ethnicity. Redhead's work in Manchester has been used as a critique of the CCCS as participation in this culture depended only on 'living for the weekend' - having a job during the week that paid enough to enjoy a student leisure based lifestyle for wage earners. This culture was linked heavily drugs in particular ecstasy.

Bennett (1999) coined the term 'neo tribes' as…


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