Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies
Edited by Ken Gelder
Routledge – 2006 – 1,616 pages
Subcultures attract a great deal of interest, both in popular media and in academic work.
Comprehensive and fascinating, these four volumes represent work on subcultures across several disciplines: cultural history, cultural studies, criminology and sociology. Beginning by looking at accounts of subcultures in sixteenth-century England, the set then presents case studies that contrast work on gangs and graffiti with CCCS work on subcultures. Volume three then follows CCCS work on punks, by turning to music subcultures, and, lastly, the fourth volume highlights five recent trends in subcultural studies - body subcultures, sexed subcultures, fan and micro-media communities, grassroots and ‘neo-pagan’ subcultures, and ‘virtual communities’ and cybercultures.
Volume 1: Subcultural Histories Part 1: Underworlds, Hacks and Hustlers Part 2: Rogues, Streetlife, Folk Devils Volume 2: Chicago and Birmingham Part 1: The Chicago School and Urban Ethnography Part 2: Birmingham and Cultural Studies Volume 3: Subcultures and Music Part 1: Jazz and the Counterculture Part 2: Punk and Metal Part 3: Hip Hop Part 4: Disco, Clubbing, Ecstasy Volume 4: Sexed Subjects, Virtual Communities, Neo-Tribes Part 1: Pumped, Sexed and Modified Bodies Part 2: Media, Game and Virtual Communities