Expressing identity through consumerism
Shifting/ Fluid/ Changing/ Evolving
Fragmented identity/ Multiple identities
Pick n mix/ Bricolage
Use Maffesoli and postmodern concepts of identity to explain the ‘rite of passage’ extract from This Is England
Play/ Trying on/ Experiment
Identity is discovered; it is not innate
Consider: acceptance; affirmation; togetherness; collectivity
Let’s try them on
Where’s the Doc Marten sign?
You’re looking good
What a transformation!
So am I in the gang then? Honestly, have I really got to go?
Who are you?
Cheers for today. It’s been the best day of my life.