Mike Brake suggests that subcultures develop in response to social problems which a group experiences collectively, and shows how individuals draw on collective identities to define themselves.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The use of subculture as an analytical tool in sociology; Chapter 2 Street-wise. The delinquent subculture in sociological theory in the United States; Chapter 3 Just another brick in the wall. British studies of working-class youth cultures; Chapter 4 The trippers and the trashers —bohemian and radical traditions of youth; Chapter 5 Hustling, breaking and rapping—black and brown youth; Chapter 6 ‘Take off eh!’—Youth culture in Canada; Chapter 7 The invisible girl—the culture of femininity versus masculinism; Chapter 8 No future? Subcultures, manufactured cultures and the economy; Bibliography Index;