Youth Cultures and Gender

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Osgerby (1997)
Before the 1950s males were expected to look after women However, the media stereotypes encouraged men to tale on a more sexist and aggressive role.
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Angrogyny Definition
Refers to the blurring of sexual boundaries.
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How does gender link to social class?
Working class youth cultures were always more centred around traditional definitions of masculinity, whereas Middle class were more likely to be androgynous
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Connell (1995)
Crisis of Masculinity - men found their traditional roles challenged and young men in particular felt threatening by the progress of females.
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Mac an Ghaill
Changes in the economy led to a crisis of masculinity – leading to social problems of Domestic violence
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Robbie and Garber (1975)
identified a ‘bedroom culture'
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Firth (1983)
Identified the teenybopper culture of young girls and suggested that it was commercial in origin and had more focus on the pop-stars rather than their music
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Archer (1998)
claimed that the numbers of girls involved in gang related criminal activities is growing
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Wilkinson (1994)
argues a gender quake – a radical change in attitudes towards feminine identity among more recent generations of girls.
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Postmodernists View
Argue that society today is characterised by greater choice and diversity because of globalisation and greater levels of consumption.
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Refers to the blurring of sexual boundaries.

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How does gender link to social class?

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Connell (1995)

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