Club cultures music, media, and subcultural capital by Sarah Thornton

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Published by Polity Press in Cambridge .

Written in English

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  • Subculture -- Great Britain.,
  • Popular culture -- Great Britain.,
  • Music and youth -- Great Britain.,
  • Discotheques -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.,
  • Bars (Drinking establishments) -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.,
  • Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-187) and index.

Book details

StatementSarah Thornton.
LC ClassificationsHN385.5 .T43 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 191 p. :
Number of Pages191
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21327271M
ISBN 100745614426, 0745614434

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Focusing on youth cultures that revolve around dance clubs and raves in Great Britain and the U.S., Sarah Thornton highlights the values of authenticity and hipness and explores the complex hierarchies that emerge within the domain of popular culture.

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