This book is an ethgraphic investigation of punk subculture as well as a treatise on the importance of place: a location with both physical form and cultural meaning. Rather than examining punk as a sound or a style as many previous works have done, it investigates the places that the subculture occupies and the cultural practices tied to those spaces. Since social groups need spaces of their own to practice their way of life, this work relates punk values and practices to the forms of their built environments. As t all social groups have an equal ability to secure their own spaces, the book also explores the strategies punks use to maintain space and what happens when they fail to do so.
Jeffrey S. Debies-Carl is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of New Haven.
Jeffrey S. Debies-Carl
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Social Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
Routledge Advances in Sociology
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15 black & white illustrations, 3 black & white tables, 13 black & white halftones, 2 black & white line drawings