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[ecrea] new book: The Borders of Subculture - Resistance and the Mainstream

Wed Jul 01 18:34:41 GMT 2015

New Book: The Borders of Subculture - Resistance and the Mainstream

Edited by Alexander Dhoest, Steven Malliet, Jacques Haers & Barbara Segaert


Routledge – 2015 – 218 pages

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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