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Youth and Popular Culture

The main focus of the research field youth and popular culture is directed towards the life conditions of the modern individual and its need for a sense of meaning and community. Contemporary processes of change – like globalisation and mediatisation – have led to the dissolving of traditional patterns of identity connected to class, gender, ethnicity, nation and religion. The central interest for our research is to study how children, young people and adults use symbols, styles, cultural codes and consumption, and the production and uses of music, dance, film and fashion, to deal with changes in their contemporary life world. By putting phenomena like these into their social and historical contexts we can study their functions and understand them as signifying practices. Seen through this kind of theoretical lenses these cultural phenomena can all be seen as symbolic expressions for the struggles of the contemporary individual to deal with and understand the life conditions of late modernity.

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Thomas Bossius

PO Box 200, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden

Visiting Address:
Vera Sandbergs Allé 8, room 3262A

Phone:
+46-(0)31-786 5491

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