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The Resource Subcultures : cultural histories and social practice, Ken Gelder

Subcultures : cultural histories and social practice, Ken Gelder

Label
Subcultures : cultural histories and social practice
Title
Subcultures
Title remainder
cultural histories and social practice
Statement of responsibility
Ken Gelder
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gelder, Ken
Dewey number
306/.1
Index
index present
LC call number
HM646
LC item number
.G45 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Subculture
  • Subculture
  • Culture
Label
Subcultures : cultural histories and social practice, Ken Gelder
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Subcultures : a vagabond history -- The Chicago School and after : sociology, deviance and social worlds -- Bar scenes and club cultures : sociality, excess, utopia -- Literary subcultural geographies : Grub Street and bohemia -- Subcultures and cultural studies : community, class and style at Birmingham and beyond -- Subculture, music, nation : jazz and hip hop -- Anachronistic self-fashioning : dandyism, tattoo communities and leatherfolk -- Fans, networks, pirates : virtual and media subcultures
Control code
70883093
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 188 pages
Isbn
9780203446850
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2006025762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)70883093
Label
Subcultures : cultural histories and social practice, Ken Gelder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Subcultures : a vagabond history -- The Chicago School and after : sociology, deviance and social worlds -- Bar scenes and club cultures : sociality, excess, utopia -- Literary subcultural geographies : Grub Street and bohemia -- Subcultures and cultural studies : community, class and style at Birmingham and beyond -- Subculture, music, nation : jazz and hip hop -- Anachronistic self-fashioning : dandyism, tattoo communities and leatherfolk -- Fans, networks, pirates : virtual and media subcultures
Control code
70883093
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 188 pages
Isbn
9780203446850
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2006025762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)70883093

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