1st Edition

Youth Cultures Scenes, Subcultures and Tribes

Edited By Paul Hodkinson, Wolfgang Deicke Copyright 2007
    280 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    280 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Youth Cultures offers a comprehensive outline of youth cultural studies in the twenty-first century, with reference to a range of new research case studies. Featuring both well known and emerging scholars from the UK, the US and mainland Europe, the book addresses core theoretical and methodological developments before going on to examine key substantive themes in the study of young people's identities and lifestyles. These include questions of commerce, power and politics, issues of gender and ethnicity, uses of place and space and impacts of new media and communications. Simultaneously offering an accessible introduction and a range of new contributions to the subject area, Youth Cultures will appeal to both students and academics within a range of disciplines, including sociology, media and cultural studies, youth studies and popular music studies.

    List of Illustrations


    Chapter One: Youth Cultures: A Critical Summary of Key Debates (Paul Hodkinson)

    Chapter Two: As Young as You Feel: Youth as Discursive Construct (Andy Bennett)

    Chapter Three: Recent Concepts in Youth Cultural Studies: Critical Reflections From the Sociology of Music (David Hesmondhalgh)

    Chapter Four: ‘Insider’ and ‘Outsider’ Issues in Youth Research (Rhoda MacRae)

    Chapter Five: Rethinking the Subcultural Commodity: Exploring Heavy Metal T-Shirt Culture/s (Andy Brown)

    Chapter Six: Empowerment or Incorporation? Youth Policy Making and Hip Hop Culture (Rupa Huq)

    Chapter Seven: Resistance and Commercialisation in ‘Distasteful Movements’: Right-wing Politics and Youth Culture in East Germany (Wolfgang Deicke)

    Chapter Eight: Gender, Status and Subcultural Capital in Gothic Style (Dunja Brill)

    Chapter Nine: Homegirls Remembered: Discourse And Literacy Practices Among U.S. Latina Gang Girls (Norma Mendoza-Denton)

    Chapter Ten: Youth Culture and Ethnicity: Emerging Youth Multiculture in South London (Ben Gidley)

    Chapter Eleven: Youth Claiming Space: The Case of Pittsburgh's Mr. Roboto Project (Stewart Varner)

    Chapter Twelve: Hip-Hop’s Musicians and Audience in the Local Musical `Milieu’ (Peter Webb)

    Chapter Thirteen: Pin-Up Punks: the Reality of a Virtual Community (Eric Chamberlin)

    Chapter Fourteen: A ‘Bounded Virtuality’: ICTs and Youth in Alghero, Sardinia (Silvia Ferrero)

    Chapter Fifteen: Identity and Structure in Online Gaming: Young People’s Symbolic and Virtual Extensions of Self (Nic Crowe and Simon Bradford)





    Paul Hodkinson is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Surrey, UK.

    Wolfgang Deicke is Tutor in Politics at Ruskin College, Oxford.