Subcultures The Basics

  • Filename: subcultures-the-basics.
  • ISBN: 9781134547630
  • Release Date: 2013-10-08
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Ross Haenfler
  • Publisher: Routledge

Subcultures: The Basics is an accessible, engaging introduction to youth cultures in a global context. Blending theory and practice to examine a range of subcultural movements including hip hop in Japan, global graffiti writing crews, heavy metal in Europe and straight edge movements in the USA, this text answers the key questions posed by those new to the subject, including: What is a subculture? How do subcultures emerge, who participates and why? What is the relationship between deviance, resistance and the ‘mainstream’? How does society react to different subcultural movements? How has global media and virtual networking influenced subcultures? Is there a life ‘after’ subculture? Tracing the history and development of subcultures to the present day, with further reading and case studies throughout, this text is essential reading for all those studying youth culture in the contexts of sociology, cultural studies, media studies, anthropology and criminology.

The Basics of Sociology

  • Filename: the-basics-of-sociology.
  • ISBN: 0313323879
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 302
  • Author: Kathy S. Stolley
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Provides an introduction to core concepts in sociology. Presents both classic studies and current references to illustrate sociological concepts. Examines what sociology is, why sociology is important, and why we study it. Demonstrates how various social forces impact our lives and form our social experiences.

Subcultural Theory

  • Filename: subcultural-theory.
  • ISBN: 9780745643885
  • Release Date: 2011-07-18
  • Number of pages: 214
  • Author: J. Patrick Williams
  • Publisher: Polity

Up-to-date introduction to the study of subcultures, with a particular emphasis on theoretical approaches. Synthesizes a huge body of literature and shows how the field has developed over the years.

Beyond Subculture

  • Filename: beyond-subculture.
  • ISBN: 9781134470648
  • Release Date: 2007-01-24
  • Number of pages: 232
  • Author: Rupa Huq
  • Publisher: Routledge

Presenting a new approach to the study of youth culture and popular music, Beyond Subculture re-examines the link between music and subcultures and asks the question; in an ageing world, can pop music still be an automatic metaphor for youth culture? Using case studies and first-hand interviews with consumer and producers including Noel Gallagher and Talvin Singh, Rupa Huq investigates a series of musically-centred global youth cultures including hip-hop, electronic dance music and bhangra. With ‘Generation X’ becoming an increasingly redundant term, this book will help students redefine their ideas of youth culture and will be an invaluable addition to their studies.

Goths Gamers and Grrrls

  • Filename: goths-gamers-and-grrrls.
  • ISBN: 019992483X
  • Release Date: 2012-06-29
  • Number of pages: 168
  • Author: Ross Haenfler
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Goths, Gamers, and Grrrls: Deviance and Youth Subcultures introduces students to the sociological study of deviance, equipping them with the theoretical tools necessary to analyze various youth subcultures--and virtually any subculture--in new and fascinating ways. In this revised and updated second edition, author Ross Haenfler examines eight different youth subcultures in depth: skinheads, punk rock/hardcore/straight edge, hip hop, heavy metal, virginity pledgers, Goths, gamers and hackers, and riot grrrls. Each chapter begins with a brief description and history of the scene before exploring a specific sociological concept or theory. New to this Edition * New discussion questions in each chapter * New research on youth subcultures including transitions to adulthood * Additional details in the histories of skinhead, punk, hip hop, and other music scenes, and a new discussion of the impact of virginity pledgers * Updated chapter on gamers and hackers reflecting new developments in technology * Expanded explanations in the introduction and conclusion on the social significance of youth cultures and the importance of subcultural studies * New and updated end-of-chapter resources


  • Filename: subculture.
  • ISBN: 9781134955534
  • Release Date: 2012-11-12
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Dick Hebdige
  • Publisher: Routledge

'Hebdige's Subculture: The Meaning of Style is so important: complex and remarkably lucid, it's the first book dealing with punk to offer intellectual content. Hebdige [...] is concerned with the UK's postwar, music-centred, white working-class subcultures, from teddy boys to mods and rockers to skinheads and punks.' - Rolling Stone With enviable precision and wit Hebdige has addressed himself to a complex topic - the meanings behind the fashionable exteriors of working-class youth subcultures - approaching them with a sophisticated theoretical apparatus that combines semiotics, the sociology of devience and Marxism and come up with a very stimulating short book - Time Out This book is an attempt to subject the various youth-protest movements of Britain in the last 15 years to the sort of Marxist, structuralist, semiotic analytical techniques propagated by, above all, Roland Barthes. The book is recommended whole-heartedly to anyone who would like fresh ideas about some of the most stimulating music of the rock era - The New York Times

Critical Rhetorics of Race

  • Filename: critical-rhetorics-of-race.
  • ISBN: 9780814765296
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 325
  • Author: Michael G. Lacy
  • Publisher: NYU Press

According to many pundits and cultural commentators, the U.S. is enjoying a post-racial age, thanks in part to Barack Obama's rise to the presidency. This high gloss of optimism fails, however, to recognize that racism remains ever present and alive, spread by channels of media and circulated even in colloquial speech in ways that can be difficult to analyze. In this groundbreaking collection edited by Michael G. Lacy and Kent A. Ono, scholars seek to examine this complicated and contradictory terrain while moving the field of communication in a more intellectually productive direction. An outstanding group of contributors from a range of academic backgrounds challenges traditional definitions and applications of rhetoric. From the troubling media representations of black looters after Hurricane Katrina and rhetoric in news coverage about the Columbine and Virginia Tech massacres to cinematic representations of race in Crash, Blood Diamond, and Quentin TarantinoOCOs films, these essays reveal complex intersections and constructions of racialized bodies and discourses, critiquing race in innovative and exciting ways. Critical Rhetorics of Race seeks not only to understand and navigate a world fraught with racism, but to change it, one word at a time.

The MindBody Code

  • Filename: the-mindbody-code.
  • ISBN: 9781622032235
  • Release Date: 2014-11-01
  • Number of pages: 328
  • Author: Mario Martinez
  • Publisher: Sounds True

Why is it so difficult to change our beliefs and behaviors even when we know they no longer serve us? How can certain individuals reverse "incurable" disease while others suffer the effects of childhood wounds despite years of therapy? How is it that the centenarians make up the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population—even though the majority of people over the age of 100 rarely visit their doctors? When Dr. Mario Martinez began his career in clinical neuropsychology, he was determined to find the answers to baffling questions like these. With The MindBody Code, he shares the rewards of an investigation that has spanned generations and cultures to reveal the most effective methods for initiating deep and lasting change—and the empowering new science of biocognition that substantiates their results. Far from a quick-fix approach, The MindBody Code will challenge you to embrace a bold paradigm for health and wellbeing that requires your courage, patience, and commitment. You will not only learn the basics of this cutting-edge science, you will learn to communicate with your body in its own "biosymbolic" language to begin making changes that till this point may have been elusive at best. Through fascinating case studies and practical training in embodying the methodology, Dr. Martinez illuminates: The overt and subtle ways our cultural beliefs impact our immune system—and the pathways to healing the archetypal wounds of shame, abandonment, and betrayal How to break through the ceilings of abundance that limit prosperity and create the "subcultures of wellness" that will help you reach your full potential Lessons from the centenarians—how to transform "aging consciousness" to continually increase your value and competence as you grow older Psychospiritual conflicts—getting to the root of challenges often mistaken as psychiatric disorders Why do so many popular methods of personal transformation fail despite our efforts and intentions? Because they don't address the mindbody code—your body's "operating instructions" for interpreting your world, creating your sense of self, and defining what's really possible for you. The MindBody Code is your key to safely and successfully confront your fears, disillusionment, and learned helplessness with tools that harness the hope, joy, and unconditional love you hold within. Course objectives: Explain the overt and subtle ways our cultural beliefs impact our immune system—and the pathways to healing the archetypal wounds of shame, abandonment, and betrayal Discuss how to break through the ceilings of abundance that limit prosperity and create the "subcultures of wellness" that will help you reach your full potential Utilize lessons from the centenarians—how to transform "aging consciousness" to continually increase your value and competence as you grow older Define psychospiritual conflicts—how to get to the root of challenges often mistaken as psychiatric disorders

Collection Management Basics

  • Filename: collection-management-basics.
  • ISBN: 9781598848632
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 343
  • Author: G. Edward Evans
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Now thoroughly revised for today's 21st-century library environment, this title provides a complete update of the classic Developing Library and Information Center Collections—the standard text and authority on collection development for all types of libraries and library school students since 1979.

Sociology Basics Modernization and world system theories

  • Filename: sociology-basics-modernization-and-world-system-theories.
  • ISBN: 0893562076
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Carl Leon Bankston
  • Publisher: Salem PressInc

Presents alphabetically arranged articles on the fundamental issues and concepts in fourteen fields of sociology, including culture, deviance and social control, and social stratification. This volume covers "Anomie and Deviance" through "Microsociology."

Inside Subculture

  • Filename: inside-subculture.
  • ISBN: 1859733522
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 198
  • Author: David Muggleton
  • Publisher: Berg Publishers

What makes people dress in a manner that marks them out as different from the conventional norm? This work is a sociological examination of such questions. By listening to the voices of the subcultural stylists themselves the author provides insights into issues of subjectivity and identity.

The Basic Business Library

  • Filename: the-basic-business-library.
  • ISBN: 9781598846119
  • Release Date: 2011-11-30
  • Number of pages: 227
  • Author: Eric Forte
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

This succinct, comprehensive sourcebook provides everything needed to start, maintain, and provide service for a business collection, and to research virtually any business topic.

Organizational culture and leadership

  • Filename: organizational-culture-and-leadership.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015026522485
  • Release Date: 1992
  • Number of pages: 418
  • Author: Edgar H. Schein
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub

Genuinely useful to those interested in effectiveness, leadership, and culture. -- Joan V. Gallos, instructor in management, Radcliffe Seminars, Harvard University Readers will: * Understand team and organization dynamics * See how new technologies influence organizations * Learn about managing across cultural boundaries * Gain insight into overcoming cultural resistance to change...and much more! Focusing on the complex business realities of the '90s, organizational development pioneer Edgar H. Schein updates his influential understanding of culture, and lucidly demonstrates the crucial role leaders play in successfully applying the principles of culture to achieve their organizations' goals. Schein shows how to identify, nurture, and shape the cultures of organizations in any stage of development, and presents critical new learnings and practices in the field, including additional work on subcultures. The result is a vital aid to understanding and practicing organizational effectiveness.


  • Filename: skinheads.
  • ISBN: 9780313359538
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 161
  • Author: Tiffini A. Travis
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

This book provides a fascinating examination of one of the most notorious countercultures in the United States. * Includes images of American skinheads from the 1980s, 1990s, and today that depict skinhead fashion, hairstyles, and lifestyles * Provides an annotated bibliography of primary and secondary sources in a variety of formats, including articles from magazines and scholarly journals, books, and websites

Basic Research Methods for Librarians

  • Filename: basic-research-methods-for-librarians.
  • ISBN: 9781591588634
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 370
  • Author: Lynn Silipigni Connaway
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Thoroughly updated, this book introduces the major issues involved in designing and conducting original research relevant to the fields of library and information science. * Library and information science examples to explain research methodologies and techniques * Explanations and examples of sampling procedures * A table for determining sample sizes and a random number table * Notes at the end of each chapter, plus a list of more than 400 research-related references at the end of the book

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