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.

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

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.

Body Style

  • Filename: body-style.
  • ISBN: 9781847880239
  • Release Date: 2012-04-15
  • Number of pages: 148
  • Author: Theresa M. Winge
  • Publisher: Berg

Reveals the subcultural body as a site for understanding identity, resistance, agency and fashion. The result of eleven years' research with urban subcultures from Europe, Australia, Asia and North America, this book will be of particular interest to students of dress and fashion, as well as sociology and cultural studies.

Basics Marketing 01 Consumer Behaviour

  • Filename: basics-marketing-01-consumer-behaviour.
  • ISBN: 9782940373840
  • Release Date: 2009-09-01
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Hayden Noel
  • Publisher: AVA Publishing

Basics Marketing 01: Consumer Behaviour is an accessible, comprehensive and visually inspiring introduction to consumer behaviour and its role in marketing.


  • 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

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."

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

The Interpretation Of Cultures

  • Filename: the-interpretation-of-cultures.
  • ISBN: 9780786725007
  • Release Date: 2008-08-05
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Clifford Geertz
  • Publisher: Basic Books

In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

Skinheads A Guide to an American Subculture

  • Filename: skinheads-a-guide-to-an-american-subculture.
  • ISBN: 9780313359545
  • Release Date: 2012-04-13
  • Number of pages: 161
  • Author: Tiffini 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

Folk Devils and Moral Panics

  • Filename: folk-devils-and-moral-panics.
  • ISBN: 0415267129
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 201
  • Author: Stanley Cohen
  • Publisher: Psychology Press

Stanley Cohen's study of Mods and Rockers in the 1960s was a foundational text both in terms of investigating the workings of subcultural groups and identifying the concept of a 'moral panic' generated by the media, which leads to groups being vilified in the popular imagination, and inhibits rational debate about solutions to the social problems such groups represent. The insights Cohen provides into subculture and mass morality are as relevant today as they were when the book was originally published in 1972, as illustrated by the author's introduction for this new edition, in which he tracks moral panics over the last thirty years, commenting on the demonization of young offenders and asylum seekers and on the News of the World's 'name and shame' campaign against paedophiles. Revisiting the theory of moral panic and exploring the way in which the concept has been used, this new edition features a select bibliography of key texts for further reading. The third edition of Folk Devils and Moral Panics makes available a valuable and widely recommended text.

Bike Tribes

  • Filename: bike-tribes.
  • ISBN: 9781609617448
  • Release Date: 2012-05-22
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Mike Magnuson
  • Publisher: Rodale

A hilarious and essential illustrated field guide that breaks down the tribes of the bicycling community: from the spandex-clad weekend warriors to the hipsters on street bikes who love to laugh at each other (and themselves). Anyone who rides a bike knows the bicycling world is made up of tribes. From tattooed messengers to pretty urban hipsters to grouchy shop owners, they may look like they live on different planets, but they are united by their abiding love of bikes-and often their total disdain of other members of this insular world. Bike Tribes is the Preppy Handbook of bicycling, replete with one-of-a-kind illustrations that taxonomize the special habits, clothing, preferences, and predilections of cyclists. Mike Magnuson, an avid rider, bicycling expert, and longtime contributor to Bicycling magazine, covers the basics of racing, etiquette, and apparel and gear, including running commentary on cycling culture, poking holes in practically every pretension in the cycling world. Bike Tribes is a fun romp through the various subcultures in the bike community-bound to appeal to newcomers and grizzled cyclists alike.

The Festivalization of Culture

  • Filename: the-festivalization-of-culture.
  • ISBN: 9781409472797
  • Release Date: 2014-10-28
  • Number of pages: 294
  • Author: Dr Ian Woodward
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

The Festivalization of Culture explores the links between various local and global cultures, communities, identities and lifestyle narratives as they are both constructed and experienced in the festival context. Drawing on a wide range of case studies from Australia and Europe, festivals are examined as sites for the performance and critique of lifestyle, identity and cultural politics; as vehicles for the mobilization and cementation of local and global communities; and as spatio-temporal events that inspire and determine meaning in people's lives. Investigating the manner in which festivals are no longer merely periodic, cultural, religious or historical events within communities, but rather a popular means through which citizens consume and experience culture, this book also sheds light on the increasing diversity of contemporary societies and the role played by festivals as sites of cohesion, cultural critique and social mobility. As such, this book will be of interest to those working in areas such as the sociology, consumption and commodification of culture, social and cultural geography, anthropology, cultural studies and popular music studies.

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