Group identity

The Subcultures Reader

The Subcultures Reader

Author: Ken Gelder

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415344166

Category: Group identity

Page: 660

View: 259

Revised and update completely to include new research and theories, this second edition of a hugely successful book brings together a range of articles, from big names in the field, classic texts and new thinking on subcultures and their definitions.
Sociologie urbaine

The Urban Sociology Reader

The Urban Sociology Reader

Author: Jan Lin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415323420

Category: Sociologie urbaine

Page: 382

View: 186

The urban world is an exciting terrain for investigating the central institutions, structures and problems of the social world and how they have transformed through the last 200 years. This Reader comprises sections on urban social theory, racial and social difference in the city, culture in everyday life, culture and the urban economy, globalization and transnational social relations and the regulation of urban space. Drawing together seminal selections covering the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries, this Reader includes forty-three significant writings from eminent names such as Simmel, Wirth, Park, Burgess, DuBois, Zukin, Sassen, and Harvey. The 2nd edition illuminates more recent urban issues such as sprawl, sustainability, immigration and urban protest. Selections are predominantly sociological, but some readings cross disciplinary boundaries. Providing an essential resource for students of urban studies, this book brings together important but, till now, widely dispersed writings. Editorial commentaries precede each entry; introducing the text, demonstrating its significance, and outlining the issues surrounding its topic, whilst the associated bibliography enables deeper investigations.
Social Science

Subcultures

Subcultures

Author: Ken Gelder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134181278

Category: Social Science

Page: 197

View: 717

This book presents a cultural history of subcultures, covering a remarkable range of subcultural forms and practices. It begins with London’s ‘Elizabethan underworld’, taking the rogue and vagabond as subcultural prototypes: the basis for Marx’s later view of subcultures as the lumpenproletariat, and Henry Mayhew’s view of subcultures as ‘those that will not work’. Subcultures are always in some way non-conforming or dissenting. They are social - with their own shared conventions, values, rituals, and so on – but they can also seem ‘immersed’ or self-absorbed. This book identifies six key ways in which subcultures have generally been understood: through their often negative relation to work: idle, parasitical, hedonistic, criminal their negative or ambivalent relation to class their association with territory - the ‘street’, the ‘hood’, the club - rather than property their movement away from home into non-domestic forms of ‘belonging’ their ties to excess and exaggeration (as opposed to restraint and moderation) their refusal of the banalities of ordinary life and in particular, of massification. Subcultures looks at the way these features find expression across many different subcultural groups: from the Ranters to the riot grrrls, from taxi dancers to drag queens and kings, from bebop to hip hop, from dandies to punk, from hobos to leatherfolk, and from hippies and bohemians to digital pirates and virtual communities. It argues that subcultural identity is primarily a matter of narrative and narration, which means that its focus is literary as well as sociological. It also argues for the idea of a subcultural geography: that subcultures inhabit places in particular ways, their investment in them being as much imaginary as real and, in some cases, strikingly utopian.
Social Science

The Subcultural Imagination

The Subcultural Imagination

Author: Shane Blackman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317549727

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 389

The Subcultural Imagination discusses young adults in subcultures and examines how sociologists use qualitative research methods to study them. Through the application of the ideas of C. Wright Mills to the development of theory-reflexive ethnography, this book analyses the experiences of young people in different subcultural settings, as well as reflecting on how young people in subcultures interact in the wider context of society, biography and history. From Cuba to London, and Bulgaria to Asia, this book delves into urban spaces and street corners, young people’s parties, gigs, BDSM fetish clubs, school, the home, and feminist zines to offer a picture of live sociology in practice. In three parts, the volume explores: history, biography and subculture; practising reflexivity in the field; epistemologies, pedagogies and the subcultural subject. The book offers cutting edge theory and rich empirical research on social class, gender and ethnicities from both established and new researchers across diverse disciplinary backgrounds. It moves the subcultural debate beyond the impasse of the term’s relevance, to one where researchers are fully engaged with the lives of the subcultural subjects. This innovative edited collection will appeal to scholars and students in the areas of sociology, youth studies, media and cultural studies/communication, research methods and ethnography, popular music studies, criminology, politics, social and cultural theory, and gender studies.

The Subcultures Reader

The Subcultures Reader

Author: Ken Gelder

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1056001252

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Performing Arts

New Postcolonial British Genres

New Postcolonial British Genres

Author: Sarah Ilott

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137505224

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 206

View: 609

This study analyses four new genres of literature and film that have evolved to accommodate and negotiate the changing face of postcolonial Britain since 1990: British Muslim Bildungsromane, gothic tales of postcolonial England, the subcultural urban novel and multicultural British comedy.
Social Science

The Post-Subcultures Reader

The Post-Subcultures Reader

Author: David Muggleton

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic

ISBN: UOM:39015058114896

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 554

In a global society with a rapid proliferation of images, fashions and lifestyles, it is becoming increasingly difficult to pinpoint what 'subculture' actually means. This work states that it may be a convenient way to describe more unconventional aspects of youth culture.
Political Science

Transitions of Youth Citizenship in Europe

Transitions of Youth Citizenship in Europe

Author: Andy Furlong

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287144303

Category: Political Science

Page: 325

View: 377

The book explores issues relating to contemporary youth cultures and citizenship within modern European societies. The papers presented discuss the structural inequalities and social disadvantage which often undermine youth citizenship, and consider how subculture activities influence the development of youth action, initiative and social responsibility. The case studies include: animal rights activists in Sweden; hip-hop music culture in France; rural youth in the UK; the influence of the media and mobile communications upon young people's experiences; the role of the family and peer groups; and gender issues and developments in the educational achievements of young women.
Social Science

Arab Subcultures

Arab Subcultures

Author: Tarik Sabry

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786730428

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 735

What is 'Arab' about Arab subcultures? This is the first book to set out to delineate different ways of studying and theorising Arab subcultural groups and practices, including film, graffiti, music, live art performances, Arab techies and youth cultures. Contributors tackle a number of questions including: How is the study of Arab subcultures to be theorised? How are we to analyse such creative processes in a new worldliness characterised by trans-temporality and trans-subjectivity? Arab Subcultures effectively opens up a critical and interdisciplinary dialogue about Arab subcultures with different fields of enquiry, including anthropology, philosophy, art criticism and cultural studies, at the heart of which lies the key intellectual task of re-imagining the uneasy relation between aesthetics and politics in the age of revolutions.
Social Science

The Borders of Subculture

The Borders of Subculture

Author: Alexander Dhoest

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317525851

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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This book aims to revisit the notion of subculture for the 21st century, reinterpreting it and extending its scope. On the one hand, the notion of resistance is redefined and applied to contemporary practices of cultural production and entrepreneurship. On the other hand, contributors reconsider the connection of subcultures to everyday culture, exploring more mainstream forms of cultural production and consumption across a wider range of social groups. As a consequence, this book extends the scope to look beyond the white, male, adolescent, urban cultures identified with earlier subcultural studies. Contributors also examine fusions and crossovers between Western and non-Western cultural practices.
Business & Economics

Sport Tourism

Sport Tourism

Author: Heather J. Gibson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136875670

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 263

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The study of sport tourism is on the cusp of moving from a descriptive phase of research into an analytical phase. Consequently, many academics and graduate students are searching for theories upon which to ground their work. This book draws upon theories and concepts from sociology and anthropology (the socio-cultural perspective), sport and tourism studies, and business studies. One of the dangers of a new area of study is that the body of knowledge is built on a range of seemingly unrelated studies. By grounding work in a theoretical perspective, future work can be linked to, and contribute to building a cohesive understanding of various aspects of sport tourism. This book is an edited collection written by some of the top scholars working in a particular domain throughout the world, providing a compendium of theories and concepts that can be used to frame research on various aspects of sport tourism. This volume was previously published as a special issue of the journal Sport in Society.
Cults

Subcultures and New Religious Movements in Russia and East-Central Europe

Subcultures and New Religious Movements in Russia and East-Central Europe

Author: George McKay

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039119214

Category: Cults

Page: 460

View: 347

Based on extensive ethnographic research, this collection uses a variety of theoretical perspectives and methodologies to examine some of the many subcultures and new religious movements that have emerged in Central and Eastern Europe since the fall of communism.