This book aims to revisit the notion of subculture for the 21st century, reinterpreting it and extending its scope. On the one hand, the notion of resistance is redefined and applied to contemporary practices of cultural production and entrepreneurship. On the other hand, contributors reconsider the connection of subcultures to everyday culture, exploring more mainstream forms of cultural production and consumption across a wider range of social groups. As a consequence, this book extends the scope to look beyond the white, male, adolescent, urban cultures identified with earlier subcultural studies. Contributors also examine fusions and crossovers between Western and non-Western cultural practices.
Introduction Alexander Dhoest, Steven Malliet, Barbara Segaert and Jacques Haers 1. Contextualizing the Spectacular Paul Hodkinson Part I: Exploring New Ground 2. Nerds, Geeks, Gamers and Fans: Doing Subculture on the Edge of the Mainstream Benjamin Woo 3. Creative Entrepreneurship in the Cultural Industries: Rhetoric and Realities of Youth Creative Work Miranda Campbell 4. The Influence of Happenings on the Performative Display of Subcultures: Insights into the Beat, Mod, Provo and Hipster Movements Stefan Wouters 5. "Fed Up with Men": Music as Symbolic Resistance in the Flemish Lesbian and Women’s Movement Robbe Herreman, Alexander Dhoest and Bart Eeckhout 6. Why Are All the Gospel Rappers Online?: The Role of Social Media Sites in Building Communities in Buffalo, NY Erika Gault Part II: Revisiting Old Ground 7. Young People on the Edge: A World of Post-Subcultures and Post-Suburbs? Rupa Huq 8. Club Culture in the Cultural Periphery: The Case of Estonia Airi-Alina Allaste 9. "Thank You for Being So Professional!": The 1990s Club Culture as a Vehicle of Entrepreneurialism in the Post-Socialist Context Zuzana Kepplová 10. Respect for the Blood: The Hungarian "Radical Galaxy" and "National Hip Hop" Ágnes Patakfalvi Czirják 11. Communal Utopias within Nature-Based Spiritualities in the Post-Soviet Region: The Visions of an Ideal World among Vissarionites and Anastasians Rasa Pranskevičiūtė
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