Subcultures : Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies book cover
1st Edition

Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

Edited By

Ken Gelder

ISBN 9780415379571
Published June 22, 2007 by Routledge
1616 Pages

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Book Description

Subcultures attract a great deal of interest, both in popular media and in academic work.

Comprehensive and fascinating, these four volumes represent work on subcultures across several disciplines: cultural history, cultural studies, criminology and sociology. Beginning by looking at accounts of subcultures in sixteenth-century England, the set then presents case studies that contrast work on gangs and graffiti with CCCS work on subcultures. Volume three then follows CCCS work on punks, by turning to music subcultures, and, lastly, the fourth volume highlights five recent trends in subcultural studies - body subcultures, sexed subcultures, fan and micro-media communities, grassroots and ‘neo-pagan’ subcultures, and ‘virtual communities’ and cybercultures.

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Subcultural Histories  Part 1: Underworlds, Hacks and Hustlers  Part 2: Rogues, Streetlife, Folk Devils  Volume 2: Chicago and Birmingham  Part 1: The Chicago School and Urban Ethnography  Part 2: Birmingham and Cultural Studies  Volume 3: Subcultures and Music  Part 1: Jazz and the Counterculture  Part 2: Punk and Metal  Part 3: Hip Hop  Part 4: Disco, Clubbing, Ecstasy  Volume 4: Sexed Subjects, Virtual Communities, Neo-Tribes  Part 1: Pumped, Sexed and Modified Bodies  Part 2: Media, Game and Virtual Communities

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Research Interests
Genre studies and popular fiction, postcolonial studies, Australian studies, popular cultural studies, 19th century fiction, post-theory literary studies, subcultural studies.

Current Research
Global popular fiction project (Large ARC funded) now complete. Second edition of The Subcultures Reader in preparation.

Recent Publications
Popular Fiction: The Logics and Practices of a Literary Field (London and New York: Routledge, forthcoming, January 2005)
- editor, The Horror Reader (London and New York: Routledge, 2000);
- co-author (with Jane M. Jacobs), Uncanny Australia: Sacredness and Identity in a Postcolonial Nation (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1998);
- co-editor (with Sarah Thornton), The Subcultures Reader (London and New York: Routledge, 1997);
Reading the Vampire (London and New York: Routledge, 1994), published in Italian in 1998 as Incontri Col Vampiro (Como: Red Edizione, 1998).
Atomic Fiction: the Novels of David Ireland (St. Lucia, Queensland, University of Queensland Press, Studies in Australian Literature series, 1993).