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Freak Nation : A Field Guide to 101 of the Most Odd, Extreme, and Outrageous American Subcultures - Kate Stevens

Freak Nation

A Field Guide to 101 of the Most Odd, Extreme, and Outrageous American Subcultures

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Published: 1st January 2012
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Vegans. Skateboarders. Trekkies. The Cult of the Individual is alive and well and expressing itself all over America--and this book proves it. With this enlightening (and sometimes frightening) field guide, you'll delve into the customs, mores, and motivations behind every type of fan, geek, and superfreak, including:

  • Swingers
  • Hackers
  • Dungeon Masters
  • Happening Artists
  • Cryptozoologists
  • Utopians
  • Bohemians
  • Shriners
  • Oenophiles
  • Deadheads

    From music to food, sports to fashion, there are people who take their "hobbies" to an extreme the rest of us can only imagine. With this book, you'll get a bird's-eye view of these hobbies gone wild--from sea to shining sea!

  • Comic collectors -- Collectible card gamers -- Model railroaders -- Numismatists -- Stamp lovers -- Trekkies -- Preppies -- Elves -- 501 Legionnaires -- Cosplayers -- Steampunkers -- Rennies -- Civil War re-enactors -- Local thespians -- Slam poets -- Suzukis -- Tattoo artists -- Happening artists -- B-boys -- Yarn bombers -- Vegans -- Oenophiles -- Locavores -- Macrobioticists -- Homebrewers -- Raw food nuts -- Bohemians -- Nudists -- Homeschoolers -- Hoarders -- Trustafarians -- Urban homesteaders -- Survivalists -- Houseboaters -- Bilderbergers -- Dumpster divers --"Ring"-nuts -- KISS army -- Punk rockers -- Audiophiles -- Goths-- Rockabillies -- Grungers -- Rivetheads -- New romantics -- Beatlemaniacs -- Dance partiers -- Deadheads -- Phish heads -- Rappers -- Jan Ken Pong players -- MMORPGers -- Dungeon masters -- Jugglers -- Bodybuilders -- Yoginis -- Skaters -- Spelunkers -- Rodeoers -- Thru-hikers -- NASCAR fans -- Marathoners -- Grammaticasters -- Tavern trivia players -- Ghost hunters -- Birders -- Scrabblers -- Fisch heads -- Clowns -- Disney cast members -- Conspiracy theorists -- Cryptozoologists -- Tea partiers -- Utopians -- Libertarians -- Tree huggers -- ACT UP members -- Conscientous objectors -- Tax protesters -- Furries -- Swingers -- Polyamorists -- Sadomasochists -- Cartoon porndogs -- Adipophiles -- Bears -- Gawkers -- Slummers -- Shriners -- Townies -- Hipsters -- Beauty queens -- Hot rodders -- MENSA members -- Bennies -- Greeks -- HOGs -- Junior Leaguers -- Genealogists -- Hackers -- HTPCers -- Early adopters.

    ISBN: 9781440510069
    ISBN-10: 1440510067
    Format: ePUB
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 256
    Published: 1st January 2012