Youth and Youth Culture





watch the film Mean Girls and critically relate ideas


Use the film Mean Girls to explain and critically consider ideas from the readings
Grossberg, Hebdige, and McRobbie- Make sue you engage with the concepts in the
readings in an in-depth and meaningful way- Make sue to apply the concepts directly
to the film through specific examples (scenes, dialogue, costume, soundtrack, etc)-
Use these questions to assist you:

Does Mean Girls contain representations of, or references to, subcultu’al style?

What ‘youth styles’ are represented in the film and what do they mean?

How do the categories of gender and youth interact in the film? What about race,
class, and sexuality?

What discouses of youth are represented in the film? Is it critical or celebratory of
dominant ways in which youth is understood and/or experienced?