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Cohesion and Dissolution

Friendship in the Globalized Punk and Hardcore Scene of Buenos Aires

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages 1-11
  2. Introduction

    • Ingo Rohrer
    Pages 13-19
  3. Punk and Hardcore – an Introduction

    • Ingo Rohrer
    Pages 21-35
  4. Anthropology and Youth

    • Ingo Rohrer
    Pages 37-45
  5. Theorizing Friendship

    • Ingo Rohrer
    Pages 47-76
  6. Ritual, Communitas, Performance

    • Ingo Rohrer
    Pages 77-92
  7. Bringing All Together

    • Ingo Rohrer
    Pages 93-97
  8. Methodology

    • Ingo Rohrer
    Pages 99-133
  9. Forming and Performing Communitas

    • Ingo Rohrer
    Pages 185-203
  10. Three Spheres of Friendship

    • Ingo Rohrer
    Pages 205-248
  11. Dissolving Friendships

    • Ingo Rohrer
    Pages 267-313
  12. Disappointment

    • Ingo Rohrer
    Pages 315-334
  13. Concluding remarks

    • Ingo Rohrer
    Pages 335-348
  14. Back Matter

    Pages 349-378

About this book

The apocryphal story of punk and hardcore is narrated as a history of young rebels united by shared interests, values and a sense of equality. Through the example of the scene of Buenos Aires, Ingo Rohrer demonstrates that this unity is fragile and requires different practices of maintenance to ensure the cohesive continuity of the community. Friendship is the focus of these efforts, but at the same time it is also a point of vulnerability where the group’s dissolution and disappointment about the scene germinates. Ingo Rohrer examines how a local scene’s quest for cohesion is concurrent with tensions and contradictions. Beyond the attention put on the friendship in the local scene, the author asks what role friendships play in the local lifeworld of neighborhoods and in the globalized punk and hardcore scene. Based on rich empirical data, the author suggests new perspectives on group processes and local/transnational relations with relevance far beyond the realm of these vibrant music scenes.

Der Inhalt

  • Punk and Hardcore – an Introduction
  • Anthropology and Youth
  • Theorizing Friendship

Die Zielgruppen

  • Scholars and students of sociology, cultural studies and anthropology
  • Fans of hardcore and punk music, looking for an academic approach to the scene.

Der Autor

Dr. Ingo Rohrer has studied Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Freiburg.

Keywords

  • Friendship
  • Globalization
  • Hardcore
  • Punk

Authors and Affiliations

  • Institut für Ethnologie, Albert-Ludwigs Universität, Freiburg, Germany

    Ingo Rohrer

About the author

Dr. Ingo Rohrer has studied Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Freiburg.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-658-04360-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 74.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)