'I wanted to discover what young people are really up to. To see how far they've come - and where they think they're going. Today's young generation don't want reality. They want disconnection - a world of novelty, velocity and volume. A world without implications or responsibilities, where your personality is defined by how you dress, who you listen to, and which kind of celebrity you want to be. Their values and behaviour are changing at an unprecedented rate. They are not inheriting our culture - they're moving into a new improved version, with a permanent soundtrack (that you don't like), a new language (that you don't understand) and a radical morality (that you don't accept).' Nick Barham Confronting crime, underage sex, fame obsession, violence, ambition, learning and friendship, Nick Barham's compelling investigation finds that this disconnection from what adults understand to be substantial or real is creating a radical new youth culture.
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Author Biography - Nick Barham
Nick Barham is fascinated by contemporary culture. Over the last five years he has visited shopping malls, skateparks, video arcades, clubs, protests, car expos, universities and squats in Europe, the States and Asia. He has written articles for publications from Dazed & Confused to the Financial Times. He is a partner at the advertising and design company, Karmarama.