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Inside Subculture

Paperback|Apr 2002
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'Highly recommended for academic libraries.' Library Journal 'Interview excerpts provide powerful illustrations of some of the points made on identification and dress style, and the book is also commendably thorough in its fieldwork details; the interview schedule in particular makes...


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'Highly recommended for academic libraries.' Library Journal 'Interview excerpts provide powerful illustrations of some of the points made on identification and dress style, and the book is also commendably thorough in its fieldwork details; the interview schedule in particular makes it a book that could be recommended as background reading to students on research methods courses as well.' Times Higher Education Supplement
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What motivates people to dress in a manner that marks them out as different to the conventional norm? Is it true that, with dress, 'anything goes' in our mix-and-match postmodern culture? Have easily recognizable, authentic subcultures imploded in a glut of ironic revivals and stylistic fragmentation? Does this supposed 'post-subcultural' generation actively celebrate ephemerality, transience and disposability, merely casting off and trying on one alternative identity after another in an ever-accelerating fashion frenzy? This exciting book is a considered sociological examination of such questions. By listening to the voices of the subcultural stylists themselves - their subjective perceptions of their style and the ideas that lie behind them - the author provides original insights into issues of subjectivity and identity. ^Situating an empirical case study within a wider consideration of postmodernism and cultural change, the author rejects cultural studies perspectives that attem
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David Muggleton

David Muggleton is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology, atUniversity College. <BR>Chichester Rupert Weinzierl is a Freelance Researcher in Cultural Studies.<BR>