Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 December 2015

192 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190276614

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Goths, Gamers, and Grrrls

Deviance and Youth Subcultures

Third Edition

Ross Haenfler

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.

New to this Edition:

  • Offers an expanded discussion of social class, including such contemporary examples as juggalos and white collar crime
  • Includes coverage of recent police violence against black citizens, discussion of the white racial frame, and up-to-date material on hip-hop and gender
  • Revised to reflect new technologies, social media platforms, gender, and "gamergate"
  • Provides more research on queer-identified youth and updated pop-culture references throughout
  • Includes new and updated resources at the end of each chapter

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