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Introduction - What is a Subculture? 1. Why do people participate in subcultures? How do subcultures emerge? 2. How do subcultures resist "mainstream" society ... and are they successful? 3. Who Participates in Subcultures? 4. Who are the 'authentic' participants and who are the 'poseurs'? 5. How does society react to subcultures? 6. Have subcultures gone virtual? Global? 7. What happens in life after subculture? Do adults participate in subcultures? Conclusion

About the Author

Ross Haenfler is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Mississippi, USA. He teaches a wide range of courses on subcultures, and his research interests revolve around youth cultures, gender, and how people pursue social change in their daily lives. He has written numerous books on the subject of subcultures, and in 2009 was awarded College of Liberal Arts Teacher of the Year.


'It serves as a helpful introduction to a range of subcultural movements and touches on the way that social media affect subcultures and their growth. Anyone wanting to relate to youth cultures and anyone looking for interesting topics to research will find this book invaluable. Summing Up: Recommended.' - D. J. Turner, Auraria Library, CHOICE

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