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Youth Subcultures in Fiction, Film and Other Media

Teenage Dreams

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Provides the book-length study of the representation and construction of youth subcultures in literary fiction and film

  • Brings together scholars working in a range of subjects, including literary studies, sociology and cultural studies

  • Contributes to theoretical perspectives on the way in which subcultures are (and have been) understood in the public consciousness

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Back Matter

    Pages 255-263

About this book

This collection explores the representation, articulation and construction of youth subcultures in a range of texts and contexts. It brings together scholars working in literary studies, screen studies, sociology and cultural studies whose research interests lie in the aesthetics and cultural politics of youth. It contributes to, and extends, contemporary theoretical perspectives around youth and youth cultures.

Contributors examine a range of topics, including ‘bad girl’ fiction of the 1950s, novels by subcultural writers such as Colin MacInnes, Alex Wheatle and Courttia Newland, as well as screen representations of Mods, the 1990s Rave culture, heavy metal, and the Manchester scene. Others explore interventions into subcultural theory with respect to metal, subcultural locations, abjection, graffiti cultures, and the potential of subcultures to resist dominant power frameworks in both historical and contemporary contexts.

Keywords

  • Interdisciplinary
  • Identity politics
  • Representation
  • Dick Hebdige
  • Birmingham school

Reviews

“This is a solid compilation of texts, and fortunately not just British subcultures (even though Britain has probably the largest number of subcultures to offer) are examined here, but also some of American and Spanish origin. Once again, Palgraves’s series “Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular Music” has added another valuable title with a wide range of very different approaches to the many subcultural forms.” (A. Ebert, popcultureshelf.com, October 14, 2018)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Keele University, Keele, UK

    Nick Bentley, Andrzej Zieleniec

  • University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

    Beth Johnson

About the editors

Nick Bentley is Senior Lecturer in English at Keele University, UK. Previous publications include Contemporary British Fiction: A Reader’s Guide to the Essential Criticism (2018), Martin Amis (2015) and The 2000s: A Decade of Contemporary British Fiction (co-edited with Nick Hubble and Leigh Wilson, 2015).

Beth Johnson is Associate Professor of Media and Film at the University of Leeds, UK. She is author of Paul Abbott (2013), and co-editor of Television, Sex and Society: Analyzing Contemporary Representations (2012) and Social Class and Television Drama in Contemporary Britain (2017) with David Forrest. 

Andrzej Zieleniec is Lecturer of Sociology at Keele University, UK. He also researches and teaches in media, communication and culture, geography, education studies and criminology. His research and teaching interests focus on the interface between space, society and culture. Previous publications include Space and Social Theory (2007) and Park Spaces: Leisure Culture and Modernity (2013). 

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USD 109.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-73189-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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Softcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)