Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 June 2012

176 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780199924837

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Goths, Gamers, & Grrrls

Deviance and Youth Subcultures

Second 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 second 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:

  • * New discussion questions in each chapter
  • * New research on youth subcultures including transitions to adulthood
  • * Additional details in the histories of skinhead, punk, hip hop, and other music scenes, and a new discussion of the impact of virginity pledgers
  • * Updated chapter on gamers and hackers reflecting new developments in technology
  • * Expanded explanations in the introduction and conclusion on the social significance of youth cultures and the importance of subcultural studies
  • * New and updated end-of-chapter resources

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