Hilltop Youth - Guns and Guitars

Thorkilsen Skafte, Sarah Alexia, Sophie Elmelund Pedersen, Isabella Victoria Olsen & Josephine Amanda Jørgensen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project investigates the representation of the young movement of settlers, Hilltop Youth, founded in the question of: why do some people engage in illegal settlements, instead of taking the straight path through life? The youth is an interesting phenomenon by virtue of their complex nature. We will use Richard Jenkins’ theory about social identity and try to highlight some of the social identities which Hilltop Youth represents. The material about the youth is limited, and at some point incongruous. Therefore we went to Israel to interview experts at the area who could give us some useful information about the young movement. In the beginning of our investigation we wanted to interview participants from Hilltop, but unfortunately that wasn’t possible and therefore we chose to use experts as our respondents. On one hand Hilltop Youth is described as a radical group of terrorists and on the other hand as a subculture mixed by young people who gather in an agreement to live free. The many stories about the Youth of the Hills make it pertinent to explore the reason for the differences. Behind the concrete story, there will be a position from where the orientation at a given phenomenon originates from. The project seeks to uncover the positions which are behind the different stories about Hilltop Youth. By uncovering the position of the storyteller it becomes possible to relate the descriptions of the story to the storyteller and unveil how the story is structured.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato11 jun. 2013


  • Settlers
  • Vestbredden
  • West Bank
  • Hilltop Youth
  • Bosættelser
  • Israel