Analyse an Issue Task: “The most effective way to understand the contemporary culture is to analyse the trends of its youth”

Analyse an Issue Task:

QT1.17:

“The most effective way to understand the contemporary culture is to analyse the trends of its youth”

It’s true that youth symbolizes the energy and flamboyance of any culture, but a culture is made up of vast variety of people and their traits. So is true with the contemporary culture, the culture co-existing with times it has so many factors involved in it, so it is hard to directly make a claim that to study contemporary culture one needs to study youth.

However to understand the contemporary culture, we can include various factors such as developments in technology and its impact on us, study of recent and developing philosophies, eating habits, social etiquettes, political ideologies, changing climatic conditions, current dressing sense and et al. These factors are not only observable in youths but also can be observed from every individual from a child to an adult to the senior citizens.

Considering the contemporary culture which includes feminism, gay rights, social media outrages, liberate ideologies I don’t think only analysing youth trends is enough. The culture has its ideas deep rooted in many forms in many individuals right from the art to music, theatre to movies, folk dance to flash mobs, many a times veterans are trendsetters via these medium. Continue reading