Goths, Gamers, and Grrrls Deviance and Youth Subcultures

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/15/2015
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Goths, Gamers, and Grrrls: Deviance and Youth Subcultures introduces students to the sociological study of deviance, equipping them with the theoretical tools necessary to analyze various youth subcultures--and virtually any subculture--in new and fascinating ways. In this revised and updated third edition, author Ross Haenfler examines eight different youth subcultures in depth: skinheads, punk rock/hardcore/straight edge, hip hop, heavy metal, virginity pledgers, Goths, gamers and hackers, and riot grrrls. Each chapter begins with a brief description and history of the scene before exploring a specific sociological concept or theory.

Author Biography

Ross Haenfler is Associate Professor of Sociology at Grinnell College. He is the author of Straight Edge: Clean Living Youth, Hardcore Punk, and Social Change (2006) and the coauthor, with Ellis Jones and Brett Johnson, of The Better World Handbook: Small Changes That Make a Big Difference (2007).

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