The Subcultures Reader

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Ken Gelder
Psychology Press, 2005 - Social Science - 639 pages

This revised and updated edition of a hugely successful book brings together the most valuable and stimulating writings on subcultures, from the early work of the Chicago School on 'deviant' social groups to the present day theories and research.

This new edition features a wide range of articles from some of the biggest names in the field including Dick Hebdige, Paul Gilroy and Stanley Cohen, and expertly combines contemporary essays and critique with classic and canonical texts on subcultures.

Examining an eclectic array of subcultures, from New Age travellers, to comic book fans, The Reader looks at how they are defined through their social position, styles, sexuality, politics and their music, and this new edition gives expression to the diversity of subcultural identifications, from scenes and 'tribes' to the 'global underground'.

With specially selected articles, grouped sections, editors introductions and a general introduction which maps out the field, it gives students and teachers of cultural studies an invaluable study aid.

 

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Contents

THE FIELD OF SUBCULTURAL STUDIES
1
THE CHICAGO SCHOOL AND URBAN ETHNOGRAPHY
17
INTRODUCTION TO PART ONE
19
THE CITY SUGGESTIONS FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT 1925
25
THE LIFECYCLE OF THE TAXIDANCER 1932
35
THE CONCEPT OF THE SUBCULTURE AND ITS APPLICATION 1947
46
A GENERAL THEORY OF SUBCULTURES 1955
50
RESEARCH METHOD MORALITY AND CRIMINOLOGY 1967
60
ZOOTSUITERS AND MEXICANS SYMBOLS IN CROWD BEHAVIOR 1956
276
FASHIO AND REVOLT 1963
284
POSTING THREATS STRIKING POSES YOUTH SURVEILLANCE AND DISPLAY 1983
288
BLACK HAIR STYLE POLITICS 1987
299
THE GRAFFITIT SUBCULTURE MAKING A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE 2001
312
TATTOO ENTHUSIASTS SUBCULTURE ON FIGURATION? 2003
326
SEXED SUBJECTS
341
INTRODUCTION TO PART SIX
343

NOTES ON THE STATUS OF THE CONCEPT SUBCULTURE 1970
73
THE BIRMINGHAM TRADITION AND CULTURAL STUDIES
79
INTRODUCTION TO PART TWO
81
SUBCULTURAL CONFLICT AND WORKINGCLASS COMMUNITY 1972
86
SUBCULTURES CULTURES AND CLASS 1975
94
GIRLS AND SUBCULTURES 1977
105
CULTURE INSTITUTION DIFFERENTIATION 1977
113
SUBCULTURE THE MEANING OF STYLE 1979
121
SECONDHAND DRESSES AND THE ROLE OF THE RAGMARKET 1989
132
OUTSIDE CULTURAL STUDIES CRITIQUES AND ALTERNATIVES
141
INTRODUCTION TO PART THREE
143
THE SUBTERRANEAN WORLD OF PLAY 1971
148
SYMBOLS OF TROUBLE 1980
157
DEFENDING SKIJUMPERS A CRITIQUE OF THEORIES OF YOUTH SUBCULTURES 1981
169
SOCIAL SURVEILLANCE AND SUBJECTIFICATION THE EMERGENCE OF SUBCULTURE IN THE WORK OF HENRY MAYHEM 1990
175
THE SOCIAL LOGIC OF SUBCULTURAL CAPITAL 1995
184
THE EMOTIONAL COMMUNITY RESEARCH ARGUMENTS 1996
193
TERRITORIES SPACE OTHERNESS
211
INTRODUCTION TO PART FOUR
213
GANGLAND 1927
218
THE PROBLEM OF CORNERVILLE 1943
228
HOSPITAL UNDERLIFE PLACES 1961
231
LIFE ON THE TERRACES 1978
234
BLANK FIGURES IN THE COUNTRYSIDE 2000
246
PERFORMING THE CITY 2001
256
STYLE FASHION SIGNATURE
269
INTRODUCTION TO PART FIVE
271
THE SOCIOLOGIST AS VOYEUR 1970
347
AIDS ACTIVIST GRAPHICS A DEMONSTRATION 1990
358
REAL MEN PHALLICISM AND FASCISM 1996
367
WHEN IS A BODY NOT A BODY? WHEN ITS A BUILDING 1996
384
DRAG KINGS MASCULINITY AND PERFORMANCE 1998
400
WAITING FOR NO MAN BISEXUAL FEMME SUBJECTIVITY AND CULTURAL REPUDIATION 1998
418
SCENES OF MUSIC
431
INTRODUCTION TO PART SEVEN
433
THE CULTURE OF A DEVIANT GROUP THE DANCE MUSICIAN 1963
438
LISTENING TO PUNK 1985
448
DIASPORA UTOPIA AND THE CRITIQUE OF CAPITALISM 1987
460
COMMUNITIES AND SCENES IN POPULAR MUSIC 1991
469
DISCO SUPERCULTURE CONSUMING FOREIGN SEX IN THE CHINESE DISCO 1999
479
MOMENTS OF ECSTASY OCEANIC AND ECSTATIC EXPERIENCES IN CLUBBING 1999
491
VIRTUAL MEDIATED GLOBALIZED
511
INTRODUCTION TO PART EIGHT
513
INTRODUCTION TO THE VIRTUAL COMMUNITY 1994
518
COMMUNITY THE ZINE SCENE 1997
530
AMATEUR MANGA SUBCULTURE AND THE OTAKU INCIDENT 2000
541
MEAT AND METAL 2000
555
COMMUNICATION GOTH ONLINE MEDIA 2002
564
NOTES ON THE GLOBAL UNDERGROUND SUBCULTURES AND GLOBALIZATION 2004
575
Notes on contributors
587
Bibliography
594
Index
619
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Ken Gelder is a Reader in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne. His books include Reading the Vampire (1994) and, with Jane M. Jacobs, Uncanny Australia: Sacredness and Identity in a Postcolonial Nation (1998). He is also editor of The Horror Reader (2000). His new book, Popular Fiction: The Logics and Practices of a Literary Field, will be published by Routledge in December 2004.

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