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Comparative Youth Culture
The Sociology of Youth Cultures and Youth Subcultures in America, Britain and Canada





ISBN 9780415051088
Published December 31, 1990 by Routledge
238 Pages

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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;

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Biography

Michael Brake