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After Subculture : Crtitical Studies in Contemporary Youth Culture - Andrew Bennett

After Subculture

Crtitical Studies in Contemporary Youth Culture

By: Andrew Bennett (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st June 2004
ISBN: 9780333977125
Number Of Pages: 195

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The concept of "subculture" has long been of significant importance in research on youth, style, deviance and popular culture. Although in more recent years subculture has been the subject of sustained critique, it still provides a valuable point of reference for study and research. This text offers students an up-to-date and wide-ranging account of new developments in youth culture research that reject, refine or reinvent the concept of subculture. Bringing together key theoretical statements with illuminating analyses of particular aspects of youth culture - popular music, clubbing, body modification, the internet, etc. - this is an ideal introduction to a diverse and wide-ranging field.

List of Figuresp. viii
Notes on the Contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
The Origins of Subcultural Theoryp. 2
Subcultural Theory and the CCCSp. 4
Criticisms of the CCCSp. 6
Post-subcultural Theoryp. 11
The Continued Significance of Subcultural Debatesp. 14
Notep. 18
Theoretical Readings
Culture, Subculture and Social Organizationp. 21
Culture, Subculture and the Sociological Discoursep. 23
Weber and the 'Concepts of Collective Entities'p. 26
The Deconstruction of Collective Conceptsp. 28
Rethinking 'Subculture'p. 30
Conclusionp. 34
Fragmented Culture and Subculturesp. 36
Subcultures and Cultural Diversityp. 36
Changing Forms of Culturep. 37
The Changing Character of Culturep. 42
The Fragmentation of Culturep. 46
Notesp. 48
Case Studies
'It's Like Canada Reduced': Setting the Scene in Montrealp. 51
Setting the Scenep. 52
Montrealp. 56
'derivative records'p. 57
Conclusionp. 62
Acknowledgementsp. 63
Notesp. 64
Dance Nations: Rethinking Youth Subcultural Theoryp. 65
Dance Music and Subcultural Theoryp. 66
Racing the Argumentp. 71
Conclusionp. 76
Acknowledgementsp. 78
Notesp. 78
Tourists and Travellers? 'Subcultures', Reflexive Identities and Neo-Tribal Socialityp. 79
Reflexivity and Identityp. 80
Neo-tribes and Emergent Socialitiesp. 85
Tourists and Travellers?p. 88
Conclusionp. 92
Notesp. 93
Teenage Girls' 'Bedroom Culture': Codes versus Zonesp. 94
Researching Bedroom Culturep. 95
Codes and Zonesp. 95
Bedroom Culture in the 1990sp. 98
Creating Bedroom Spacesp. 100
Codes or Zones?p. 103
Conclusionp. 105
Notep. 106
Unspectacular Subculture? Transgression and Mundanity in the Global Extreme Metal Scenep. 107
The Extreme Metal Scenep. 108
Everyday Life and Scenic Involvementp. 111
The Logic of Mundanityp. 112
Conclusionp. 117
Youth Strategies for Glocal Living: Space, Power and Communication in Everyday Cultural Practicep. 119
Alternative Modernities and Subcultural Theoriesp. 120
Modernity, Consumption and Choice: Preconditions for 'Post-subculturalism'?p. 121
'Progressives' and 'Normals': Strategies for Glocal Livingp. 124
Beneath Style: Space, Power and Communicationp. 129
Conclusionp. 131
Notesp. 133
The Goth Scene and (Sub)Cultural Substancep. 135
The Goth Scene and Objections to the CCCSp. 136
Alternatives to Subculturep. 139
(Sub)Cultural Substancep. 141
Self-sufficient and Self-contained?p. 146
Conclusionp. 146
Notesp. 147
Buffy Night at the Seven Stars: A 'Subcultural' Happening at the 'Glocal' Levelp. 148
Where Have All the Subcultures Gone?p. 148
Youth Cultures, Localities and Spaces to Playp. 149
'Fictionalized' Sites or 'A Place Where Everyone Knows Your Name' ...p. 151
Serious Play and Spacep. 153
'Coming Out of the Closet'p. 154
The Importance of Time, Place and Subjectivityp. 155
The Stars Becomes The Angasp. 157
Other Possibilities: The Hilton and Tavern 540p. 158
The Bar on Gougerp. 158
A Fuss About Nothing?p. 159
Conclusionp. 159
Notesp. 160
Virtual Subculture? Youth, Identity and the Internetp. 162
Subculture and the Internetp. 163
Online/Offline Continuities in Contemporary Youth Culturep. 165
Virtual Subculture as a Creative Strategyp. 168
Conclusionp. 172
Afterwordp. 173
Notesp. 178
Bibliographyp. 179
Indexp. 193
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ISBN: 9780333977125
ISBN-10: 0333977122
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 195
Published: 1st June 2004
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.7  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1