Ageing and Youth Cultures: Music, Style and Identity

Ageing and Youth Cultures: Music, Style and Identity

By: Andy Bennett (editor), Paul Hodkinson (editor)Paperback

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What happens to punks, clubbers, goths, riot grrls, soulies, break-dancers and queer scene participants as they become older? For decades, research on spectacular 'youth cultures' has understood such groups as adolescent phenomena and assumed that involvement ceases with the onset of adulthood. In an age of increasingly complex life trajectories, Ageing and Youth Cultures is the first anthology to challenge such thinking by examining the lives of those who continue to participate into adulthood and middle-age. Showcasing a range of original research case studies from across the globe, the chapters explore how participants reconcile their continuing involvement with ageing bodies, older identities and adult responsibilities. Breaking new ground and establishing a new field of study, the book will be essential reading for students and scholars researching or studying questions of youth, fashion, popular music and identity across a wide range of disciplines.

About Author

Andy Bennett is Director of the Centre for Public Culture and Ideas at Griffith University. Paul Hodkinson is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Surrey.


Introduction Ageing and Youth Cultures, Andy Bennett, Griffith University and Paul Hodkinson, University of Surrey, UK Part One: Ageing, Image and Identity 'More than the Xs on my Hands': Older Straight Edgers and The Meaning of Style, Ross Haenfler, University of Mississippi, USA Performances of Post-Youth Sexual Identities in Queer Scenes, Jodie Taylor, Griffith University, Australia Ageing Rave Women's Post-Scene Narratives, Julie Gregory, Queen's University, Canada Part Two: Constraints of the Ageing Body 'Each One Teach One': B-Boying and Ageing, Mary Fogarty, York University Toronto, Canada Slamdancing, Ageing and Belonging, William Tsitos, University of Arizona, USA Rock Fans' Experiences of the Ageing Body: Becoming More Civilized, Lucy Gibson, University of Manchester, UK Part Three: Resources and Responsibilities Dance Parties, Lifestyle and Strategies for Ageing, Andy Bennett, Griffith University, Australia Punk, Ageing and the Expectations of Adult Life, Joanna Davis, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA Alternative Women Adjusting to Ageing: How to Stay a Freak at Fifty, Samantha Holland, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK Part Four: Ageing Community The Collective Ageing of a Goth Festival, Paul Hodkinson, University of Surrey, UK Strong Riot Women and the Continuity of Feminist Subcultural Participation, Kristen Schilt, University of Chicago, USA and Danielle Giffort, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Parenthood and the Transfer of Subcultural Capital in the Northern Soul Scene, Nicola Smith, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, UK Bibliography Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781847888358
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781847888358
  • weight: 328
  • ISBN10: 1847888356

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