Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

2017 Edition
| Editors: Michael A. Peters

Cultural Studies and New Student Resistance

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-588-4_81



Youth and resistance are two concepts closely linked to the development of Cultural Studies. Both contain the elements of topics of interest for Cultural Studies: power, historicity, categorization, and social structure. Youth and resistance seem to refer directly to the claims of social change, to those practices that subvert the inherited order and challenge the traditional patterns of the order of society. To amalgamate these concepts, the notion of subcultures has been widely employed. In fact, one of the primary texts on the subject and one of the most important works about youth in the tradition of Cultural Studies associated youth and resistance with a configuration of differentiated structures within broader cultural networks. This is how “subculture” was defined in Resistance Through Rituals: Youth...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Communication and Image/Center for Advanced Research in EducationUniversity of ChileSantiagoChile