Subcultural Theory: Traditions and Concepts

Overview

Subcultural phenomena continue to draw attention from many areas of contemporary society, including the news media, the marketing and fashion industries, concerned parents, religious, and other citizen groups, as well as academia. Research into these phenomena has spanned the humanities and social sciences and the subcultural theories that underlie this work are similarly interdisciplinary. Subcultural Theory brings these diverse analytic issues together in a single text, offering readers a concise discussion of ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (11) from $51.83   
  • New (7) from $51.83   
  • Used (4) from $61.31   
Subcultural Theory: Traditions and Concepts

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$16.99
BN.com price
(Save 31%)$24.95 List Price

Overview

Subcultural phenomena continue to draw attention from many areas of contemporary society, including the news media, the marketing and fashion industries, concerned parents, religious, and other citizen groups, as well as academia. Research into these phenomena has spanned the humanities and social sciences and the subcultural theories that underlie this work are similarly interdisciplinary. Subcultural Theory brings these diverse analytic issues together in a single text, offering readers a concise discussion of the major concepts and debates that have developed over more than eighty years of subcultural research, including style, resistance, deviance, identity, space, and media.

The text emphasizes methods, concepts and analysis rather than mere descriptions of individual subcultures, all the while ensuring readers will gain insight into past and present youthful subcultures, including mod, punk, hardcore, straightedge, messenger, goth, riot grrrl, hip-hop, skinhead, and extreme metal, among others. The book closes with an assessment of the subculture concept as a viable and useful sociological tool in comparison with other fields of study including social movements and fandom.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"By far the most thorough and thoughtfully researched introductionto the field to date ... Highly recommended."
Choice

"Lays important tracks in the field of youth culturalstudies and contributes powerful new data to the ChicagoSchool’s legacy of urban ethnography and deviance studies,returning symbolic interactionism to its roots without lookingbackward."
Symbolic Interaction

"In this book, Patrick Williams offers the fields ofsociology, criminology, and youth cultural studies the mostencyclopedic and visionary treatment of subcultural theory andyouth sensibilities to date. Williams's fusion of classic theory,modern research, and contemporary popular culture trends ismasterful and Subcultural Theory is an invaluable resource toprofessors and researchers working in the areas of youthsubcultures, deviance, and social theory."
Tammy Anderson, University of Delaware

"Subcultural Theory is essential reading for anyone interestedin subculture studies. Patrick Williams explores the centralconcepts of the field - style, homology, moral panics, identity,authenticity, and more - with depth, precision, and clarity. Hecarefully outlines the key contributions and controversies relatedto major schools of thought, from the Chicago School topost-subculture studies. The thoughtful discussions of hegemony andresistance will push the study of subcultures forward. This bookwill be one of the most important texts in this field for years tocome."
Ross Haenfler, The University of Mississippi

"Thorough, accessible and engaging throughout, SubculturalTheory offers an invaluable guide for those new to the subjectat the same time as providing a distinctive and thought-provokingcritical contribution which will be of great interest toestablished scholars."
Paul Hodkinson, University of Surrey

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745643878
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/26/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Patrick Williams is Professor of Sociology at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Detailed Table of Contents.

List of Figures and Images.

Preface.

Chapter 1: Subcultural theory.

Chapter 2: Theoretical and methodological traditions.

Chapter 3: Race and gender in subcultural experience.

Chapter 4: Style.

Chapter 5: Resistance: Subculture from the inside.

Chapter 6: Labels and moral panics: subcultures from the outside.

Chapter 7: Identity and Authenticity.

Chapter 8: Scales.

Chapter 9: Related fields.

Chapter 10: A final note on concepts.

Bibliography.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)