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Introduction: (Post-)subculture theory, and practice in East-Central Europe

Mckay, GA and Goddard, MN 2009, 'Introduction: (Post-)subculture theory, and practice in East-Central Europe' , in: Subcultures and New Religious Movements in Russia and East-Central Europe , Peter Lang, Oxford, pp. 3-14.

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This section of the book contains essays which explore recent and current subcultural and related practices and formations in a geographical spread across Eastern Europe, the Baltic states and Russia. We are concerned with presenting material that forms new studies in empirical case form as well as that which considers contemporary theorizations, across areas of style (fashion), popular music and post-socialist lifestyle. Our aims are that these essays contribute to the further understanding of a continued fascination on the part of some young and some not-so-young people with aspects of subcultural identity, that the case studies themselves help to inform current debates on the scholarship of post-subcultures in a post-socialist context and that the outstanding dynamic between national identity and transnational cultural exchange in a global context is further explored. In this brief introduction we also want to outline theoretical and contextual questions that underpin much of the material that follows.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: McKay, George, Williams, Chris, Goddard, Michael, Foxlee, Neil and Ramanauskaite, Egidija
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media
Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Publisher: Peter Lang
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: Prof George McKay
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2010 11:22
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 01:03

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