The generation gap is back - but not as we know it

It's not about style. It's about language and battles over inclusivity, diversity and power structures.

For a while there, in the first part of the new millennium, the generation gap was pretty much assumed to be dead.

People in their 40s shopped in the same clothing stores as people in their 20s, and listened to the same sort of music.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 22, 2018, with the headline 'The generation gap is back - but not as we know it'. Print Edition | Subscribe