The Subcultures Reader: Second Edition / Edition 2

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Overview

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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Presents valuable and stimulating writings on subcultures from the early work of sociologists of the Chicago School through to research undertaken at the Birmingham Center for Contemporary Cultural Studies in the 1970s, and up to the present. Provides a guide to this growing interdisciplinary field, enabling students and teachers to understand how subcultural studies developed, the range of work it encompasses, and future directions for study. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415344159
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Part 1: Sub-Societies and the Sociological Tradition Part 2: Youth Sub-Cultures Part 3: Contesting the Subcultural Terrain Part 4: Ethics and Ethnography Part 5: Historical Studies Part 6: Spatial Organizations and Territorial Identities Part 7: Sounds, Styles, and Embodied Politics Part 8: Mediated, Commercial and Virtual Subcultures

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