Comparative Youth Culture

Author: Mike Brake
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134964567
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Genre: Social Science

Mike Brake suggests that subcultures develop in response to social problems which a group experiences collectively, and shows how individuals draw on collective identities to define themselves.

Hardcore Gender

Author: Marion Schulze
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783839427323
Release Date: 2015-08-31
Genre: Social Science

Obwohl »Subkulturen« seit den 1940ern Jahren intensiv erforscht werden, wissen wir immer noch wenig über die Geschlechterarrangements in diesen Welten. Wie wird dort Geschlecht organisiert und verhandelt? Marion Schulze geht dieser Frage am Beispiel von Hardcore(-punk) nach und greift hierzu auf die Ergebnisse einer siebenjährigen, multi-situierten und partizipierenden Feldforschung zurück. Zudem zeigt sie auf, welcher theoretischen und analytischen Werkzeuge es bedarf, um Geschlecht in Subkulturen angemessen zu untersuchen, und entwickelt hierzu einen theoretischen Rahmen für nachfolgende Forschungen.

Youth Cultures in America 2 volumes

Author: Simon J. Bronner
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440833922
Release Date: 2016-03-21
Genre: Social Science

What are the components of youth cultures today? This encyclopedia examines the facets of youth cultures and brings them to the forefront. Offers information on groups beyond the gangs the public associates with youth culture, providing definitions of suburban youth culture, survivalists and preppers, the deaf, skateboarders, Gen X, soldiers, and street kids, among others Provides coverage of the expressive genres of American youth and the way they have shaped public tastes and trends, such as music, dance, fashion, tattooing, body piercing, social media, and more Features an exploration of life issues for youth that have entered into the headlines—for example, bullying, cliques, rites of passage, student protest and activism, child abuse, and drugs

Mediated Youth Cultures

Author: A. Bennett
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137287021
Release Date: 2014-06-15
Genre: Social Science

This book brings together thirteen timely essays from across the globe that consider a range of 'mediated youth cultures', covering topics such as the phenomenon of dance imitations on YouTube, the circulation of zines online, the resurgence of roller derby on the social web, drinking cultures, Israeli blogs, Korean pop music, and more.

Youth Cultures

Author: Paul Hodkinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134184774
Release Date: 2007-06-07
Genre: Social Science

Youth Cultures offers a comprehensive outline of youth cultural studies in the twenty-first century, with reference to a range of new research case studies. Featuring both well known and emerging scholars from the UK, the US and mainland Europe, the book addresses core theoretical and methodological developments before going on to examine key substantive themes in the study of young people's identities and lifestyles. These include questions of commerce, power and politics, issues of gender and ethnicity, uses of place and space and impacts of new media and communications. Simultaneously offering an accessible introduction and a range of new contributions to the subject area, Youth Cultures will appeal to both students and academics within a range of disciplines, including sociology, media and cultural studies, youth studies and popular music studies.

Die heiligen Narren

Author: Thomas Lau
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110870404
Release Date: 1992-01-01
Genre: Social Science

Deadhead Social Science

Author: Rebecca G. Adams
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742502511
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Social Science

Deadhead Social Science is a collection of papers examining various aspects of the complex subculture surrounding the rock band, the Grateful Dead. Deadheads, as Grateful Dead fans are called, followed the band from venue to venue until the band announced their dissolution in December of 1995. Deadhead Social Science addresses the questions: What is a Deadhead? How does a Deadhead identity evolve? Why would a person choose an identity that would be viewed negatively by a larger society? Why are Deadheads viewed negatively by the larger society? Is the Deadhead community a popular religion? How did a rock band develop a religious following? The book also examines the music, the role of vendors, and the reaction by "host" communities to the Grateful Dead and its following. One key theme in Deadhead Social Science is the interconnections among teaching, research, and personal interests written from a variety of social science disciplinary traditions.


Author: David Chaney
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134817351
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Social Science

In the modern world our lifestyle helps to define our attitudes and values as well as show our wealth and social position. This clearly written introduction to the concept of lifestyle offers a concise guide to how the term is used in sociological accounts to refer to this modern social form. Lifestyles explores * how we should classify lifestyles * why they have become more important * what precisely constitutes a lifestyle. By reviewing a wide range of published material, introducing central themes in the sociology of modern life, examining distinctive styles in social theory and offering its own original contribution to current debates, Lifestyles provides students with a much needed overview of this often misused term.

Gangs and Society

Author: Louis Kontos
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231507516
Release Date: 2003-05-01
Genre: Social Science

Compiled by three leading experts in the psychological, sociological, and criminal justice fields, this volume addresses timely questions from an eclectic range of positions. The product of a landmark conference on gangs, Gangs and Society brings together the work of academics, activists, and community leaders to examine the many functions and faces of gangs today. Analyzing the spread of gangs from New York to Texas to the West Coast, the book covers such topics as the spirituality of gangs, the place of women in gang culture, and the effect on gangs of a variety of educational programs and services for at-risk youth. The final chapter examines the "gang-photography phenomenon" by looking at the functions and politics of different approaches to gang photography and features a photographic essay by Donna DeCesare, an award-winning journalist.

The post subcultures reader

Author: David Muggleton
Publisher: Berg Publishers
ISBN: 1859736637
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Social Science

Once it was just Mods and Rockers or Hippies and Skinheads. Now we have Riot Grrls and Rappers; Modern Primitives and Metalheads; Goths, Clubcultures and Fetishists; Urban Tribes, New Age Travellers and Internet fan groups. In a global society with a rapid proliferation of images, fashions and lifestyles, it is -unsurprisingly - becoming increasingly difficult to pinpoint what 'subculture actually means. Enthusiastically adopted by the media and academia, subculture may be a convenient way to describe more unconventional aspects of youth culture, but it does little to help us comprehend the diverse range of youth groups in todays so-called postmodern world. How can we begin to rethink, reformulate and replace outdated notions of subcultures to make them applicable to the experiences of youth in the twenty-first century? And to what extent does this involve the challenging of past orthodoxies about spectacular subcultural styles? From Seattle anarchist punks to UK Asian underground music, Canadian female X-Files fans to Australian dance cultures, this groundbreaking book draws on a wide variety of international case studies to investigate the new relationships among youth subcultural music, politics and taste. Is it possible to work within the existing limitations of subculture, or has the concept exhausted its usefulness? Can attempts at re-conceptualization, such as neo-tribes, sub-streams and micro-networks, adequately capture the experience of fragmentation, flux and fluidity that is central to contemporary youth culture? This timely book is the first to challenge and reconsider the use of subculture. In doing so, it questions the possibility and relevance of what might be termed post-subcultural studies and helps to chart the emergence of a new paradigm for the study of youth subculture.

Australian Youth

Author: Pam Nilan
ISBN: CORNELL:31924107196424
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Popular culture

Takes a sociological lens to the youth phenomena across a broad range of themes and topics, focusing on youth as they interact in their communities.