Seminar 9: Hooligans or Rebels? Delinquent Youth Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Britain’s youth were being characterised as a problem for society. They have been labelled as hooligans, delinquents and antisocial. In this seminar we will therefore consider the ideas of a growing youth culture, the construction of the teenager, generational conflict and the relationship between young people and the state.Seminar/Essay Questions:
- ‘Fluctuations in public concern about crime bear almost no relation to its actual incidence’. Discuss.
- How has the experience of adolescence been influenced by gender, class and ethnicity?
- Is the ‘teenager’ a creation of the second half of the twentieth century?