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Resistance Through Rituals : Youth Subcultures in Post-War Britain - Tony Jefferson

Resistance Through Rituals

Youth Subcultures in Post-War Britain

By: Tony Jefferson (Editor), Stuart Hall (Editor)

Paperback Published: 24th November 2006
ISBN: 9780415324366
Number Of Pages: 252

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Praise for the first edition:

'No one seriously interested in youth mass culture or style can afford to ignore this work.' - Stanley Cohen, The Times Higher Education Supplement

'The Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies deserves our gratitude for having begun to locate the real areas of discussion.' - New Society

'...affords an authoritative perspective of society's subcultures amongst the young since the war. What it has to say about that legacy of rebellion deserves to be read by all involved with and seeking to understand young people.' - ILEA Contact

This revised and expanded edition of Resistance through Rituals includes a new introduction to bring the reader fully up-to-date with the changes that have happened since the work's first release in the double issue of Working Papers in Cultural Studies in 1975.

The work of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at Birmingham has been noted as historically leading the field in new areas of enquiry within the field of cultural studies, and the papers from the Centre are canonical reading for many cultural studies students. This revised edition includes all the original, exceptional papers, and enhances these with the reflections of the editors thirty years after the original publication.

At a time when youth culture had been widely publicised, but few people understood its significance as one of the most striking and visible manifestations of social and political change, these papers redressed the balance. Looking in detail at the wide range of post-war youth subcultures, from teds, mods and skinheads to black Rastafarians, Resistance through Rituals considers how youth culture reflects and reacts to cultural change.

This text represents the collective understanding of the leading centre for contemporary culture, and serves to situate some of the most important cultural work of the twentieth century in the new millennium.

Once more around: Resistance through Ritualsp. vii
Introductionp. xxxiii
Theory Ip. 1
Subcultures, cultures and classp. 3
Some notes on the relationship between the societal control culture and the news media, and the construction of a law and order campaignp. 60
Ethnographyp. 65
Cultural responses of the Tedsp. 67
The meaning of Modp. 71
The Skinheads and the magical recovery of communityp. 80
Doing nothingp. 84
The cultural meaning of drug usep. 88
Ethnography through the looking-glassp. 100
Communesp. 106
Reggae, Rastas and Rudiesp. 113
Unemployment, the context of street boy culturep. 129
A strategy for livingp. 131
Structures, cultures and biographiesp. 139
Theory IIp. 145
Stylep. 147
Consciousness of class and consciousness of generationp. 162
Girls and subculturesp. 177
A note on marginalityp. 189
The politics of youth culturep. 195
Methodp. 205
Naturalistic research into subcultures and deviancep. 207
The logic-of-enquiry of participant observationp. 216
Referencesp. 235
Indexp. 248
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ISBN: 9780415324366
ISBN-10: 041532436X
Series: Cultural Studies Birmingham
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 24th November 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 15.8  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition