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Subcultural Theory


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Detailed Table of Contents. List of Figures and Images. Preface. Chapter 1: Subcultural theory. Chapter 2: Theoretical and methodological traditions. Chapter 3: Race and gender in subcultural experience. Chapter 4: Style. Chapter 5: Resistance: Subculture from the inside. Chapter 6: Labels and moral panics: subcultures from the outside. Chapter 7: Identity and Authenticity. Chapter 8: Scales. Chapter 9: Related fields. Chapter 10: A final note on concepts. Bibliography.

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J. Patrick Williams is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Nanyang Technological University


"By far the most thorough and thoughtfully researched introductionto the field to date ... Highly recommended." Choice "Lays important tracks in the field of youth culturalstudies and contributes powerful new data to the ChicagoSchool s legacy of urban ethnography and deviance studies,returning symbolic interactionism to its roots without lookingbackward." Symbolic Interaction "In this book, Patrick Williams offers the fields ofsociology, criminology, and youth cultural studies the mostencyclopedic and visionary treatment of subcultural theory andyouth sensibilities to date. Williams's fusion of classic theory,modern research, and contemporary popular culture trends ismasterful and Subcultural Theory is an invaluable resource toprofessors and researchers working in the areas of youthsubcultures, deviance, and social theory." Tammy Anderson, University of Delaware "Subcultural Theory is essential reading for anyone interestedin subculture studies. Patrick Williams explores the centralconcepts of the field - style, homology, moral panics, identity,authenticity, and more - with depth, precision, and clarity. Hecarefully outlines the key contributions and controversies relatedto major schools of thought, from the Chicago School topost-subculture studies. The thoughtful discussions of hegemony andresistance will push the study of subcultures forward. This bookwill be one of the most important texts in this field for years tocome." Ross Haenfler, The University of Mississippi "Thorough, accessible and engaging throughout, SubculturalTheory offers an invaluable guide for those new to the subjectat the same time as providing a distinctive and thought-provokingcritical contribution which will be of great interest toestablished scholars." Paul Hodkinson, University of Surrey

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