The Subcultures Reader
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Subcultures Reader by Ken Gelder
Book DescriptionThis revised and updated edition of a hugely successful book brings together the most valuable and stimulating writings on subcultures, from the early work of the Chicago School on 'deviant' social groups to the present day reasearch and theories. This new edition features a wide range of articles from some of the biggest names in the field including Dick Hebdige, Paul Gilroy and Stanley Cohen, and expertly combines contemporary essays and critique with classic and canonical texts on subcultures. Examining an eclectic array of subcultures, from New Age travellers, to comic book fans, The Reader looks at how they are defined through their social position, styles, sexuality, politics and their music, and this new edition gives expression to the diversity of subcultural identifications, from scenes and 'tribes' to the 'global underground'. With specially selected articles, grouped sections, editors introductions and a general introduction which maps out the field, it gives students and teachers of cultural studies an invaluable study aid.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415344166
(246mm x 174mm x 36mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ken Gelder
New Vampire Cinema, Paperback (November 2012)
New Vampire Cinema looks at recent vampire films as a genre, and asks what is at stake when the cinematic vampire and the modern world are made to encounter each other.
Anthology of Colonial Australian Adventure Fiction, Paperback (August 2011)
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Anthology of Colonial Australian Romance Fiction, Paperback (April 2010)» View all books by Ken Gelder
The best examples of colonial Australian romance are collected in this anthology, from writers such as Ada Cambridge, Rosa Praed, Francis Adams, Henry Lawson. They show colonial women challenged by a new life in a new place. But they show men being put to the test, too, and sometimes failing in the quest for love in a brave new world.
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Author Biography - Ken Gelder
Ken Gelder is a Reader in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne. His books include Reading the Vampire (1994) and, with Jane M. Jacobs, Uncanny Australia: Sacredness and Identity in a Postcolonial Nation (1998). He is also editor of The Horror Reader (2000). His new book, Popular Fiction: The Logics and Practices of a Literary Field, will be published by Routledge in December 2004.
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