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Use these guide questions with
the other UK Tribes articles
Use the bullet points below to annotate/ identify key points from each essay
Article 1 – How youth culture in Britain has changed
1. Audiences’ have become more post-modern in the construction of their
2. Youth identity is an assertion of difference; a declaration of otherness.
3. Youth tribes are fragmented but coherent: they take different components and
put them together.
5. Youth culture/ youth identity is not monolithic, but fragmented.
6. Technology is changing the way youths interact and shape their own identity/
express their own identity.
Article 2 – What’s Changing for Young People?
1. Young people are defining themselves through experiences/ what they do,
rather than who they are.
2. Young people are creating their own communities through which they can
express/ shape their identity.
3. The shift from mass media to peer-to-peer media that has been brought about
by technological development has led to a more fractured, individualistic sense
of youth identity.
4. Young people are using media in a pick’n’mix way to express/ create their
5. Young people’s identities are more fluid today