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This chapter explores the potential of popular culture to create or represent the social ties that are an important dimension of citizen engagement. It demonstrates that young people use popular culture to explore ideas of national and regional belonging and to articulate the interests of their age group. This chapter shows that identity politics, reflection on collective values and feelings of affinity are central to young people’s citizen engagement.

From entertainment to citizenship

Politics and popular culture

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