How do children acquire an appreciation for culture, and how does this change over the period which takes them from childhood to late adolescence? What part does engaging in such activities as watching television, listening to the
radio and to music, reading books and magazines, playing video games, using computers and surfing the internet play in the daily lives of young people, and to what extent does it contribute to the construction of their identity?
The result of a large-scale longitudinal survey which followed the same children (a sample group of almost 4000) from the age of 11 (in 2002) up to 17 (in 2008), this study describes the frequency and diversity of adolescent practices,
uses and consumption, and the influence of transmission agents (parents, family, school, cultural institutions, etc.). This previously-unpublished study into cultural behaviour contributes to the understanding of the sociology of
youth culture and the journey of children over a number of years, between adoption and abandonment of culture.