Straightedge Youth: Complexity and Contradictions of a Subculture

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Straightedge Youth: Complexity and Contradictions of a Subculture

Straightedge Youth Complexity and Contradictions of a Subculture Emerging out of the American punk rock scene of the early s straightedge youth have held their ground and made important inroads on the broader terrain of American youth culture for the last twen

  • Title: Straightedge Youth: Complexity and Contradictions of a Subculture
  • Author: RobertT. Wood
  • ISBN: 9780815631279
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Emerging out of the American punk rock scene of the early 1980s, straightedge youth have held their ground and made important inroads on the broader terrain of American youth culture for the last twenty five years Known primarily for their militant opposition to drinking, drug use, and casual sex, as well as for their commitment to vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, straighEmerging out of the American punk rock scene of the early 1980s, straightedge youth have held their ground and made important inroads on the broader terrain of American youth culture for the last twenty five years Known primarily for their militant opposition to drinking, drug use, and casual sex, as well as for their commitment to vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, straightedge youth have received little scholarly attention, and then primarily through studies focused on the larger subcultural framework of punk rock Robert T Wood presents the first theoretical and in depth treatment of the straightedge culture Drawing on interviews with founding members and current straightedge youth, content analysis of the music lyrics, and straightedge zines, Wood places the movement within the context of contemporary subcultural theory and the framework of cultural studies.

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    1. Miguel on said:

      This text isn't a readable straight edge primer for those who are unaware of the hardcore punk community or straight edge, nor is this a book intended for consumption by current residents of the hardcore community. This is a sociology text focusing on the study of straight edge and additionally including some commentary about subculture study and the study of youth subcultures in general, making the intended reader for this text narrow, and its readability compromised for anyone without prior in [...]

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