Youth Identity in London: An Ethnographic Study of an Emerging Street Culture

  • Rob Spencer

For my Dissertation I conducted an Ethnographic study on youth culture in London looking at how and why identity is constructed. I went into the field and conducted structured and semi structured interviews with 10 participants to obtain relevant data. I compared youth culture in London with five other youth cultures that have been prominent in the UK since the turn of the 20th Century to find out what were the signifiers then and how that relates to youth culture today to see any correlations and if this could help my study. Furthermore alongside this I also conducted participant observation and the data I received implied that music and fashion are the two biggest factors that determine people's identity within youth culture in London.