The Subcultures Reader
Ken Gelder, Sarah Thornton, Sarah L. Thornton
Psychology Press, 1997 - Social Science - 599 pages
Introducing new, contemporary essays and critique to sit alongside classic and canonical texts on subculture, The Subcultures Reader 2nd Edition is the only collected work of its kind in the field, bringing together the most valuable and stimulating writings from the Chicago School to the present day.
From teds, punks and ravers, taxi-dancers, zoot-suiters and drug-takers, to football 'hooligans', Star Trekkers and internet junkies, male prostitutes, cross-dressers and queers, subcultures come in many forms how and why they developed.
All the articles have been specially selected and edited for inclusion in the Reader and are grouped in sections, each with an editor's introduction. There is also a general introduction to the collection, which traces the historical development and key concerns of subcultural studies.
Giving expression to the diversity of subcultural identifications, from communities and 'tribes', to the 'global underground, the Reader is an essential guide to the subject. It enables students and teachers to understand how subcultural studies developed, the range of work it encompasses, and provides potential future directions of study throughout the field.
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