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The 'Post-80s Generation', 'Young Night Drifters,' and the construction of a generic youth subject in Hong Kong

Groves, Julian M; Siu, Yu Kwan (Kaxton); Ho, Wai-Yip


This article examines shifting representations of youth in post-handover Hong Kong in order to develop a framework for understanding the process by which some youngsters become hidden or marginal in the public consciousness while others remain highly visible. We compare two youth labels that have captured the public's imagination over a 14-year period: the Post-80s Generation and Young Night Drifters (YNDS, also known as nonengaged youth). The more recently created Post-80s label to describe...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Youth Studies
DOI: 10.1080/13676261.2013.878795


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