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About: Subculture is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 831 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 19570 citation(s). The topic is also known as: sub-culture.

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01 Jan 1979
Abstract: 'Hebdige's Subculture: The Meaning of Style is so important: complex and remarkably lucid, it's the first book dealing with punk to offer intellectual content. Hebdige [...] is concerned with the UK's postwar, music-centred, white working-class subcultures, from teddy boys to mods and rockers to skinheads and punks.' - Rolling Stone With enviable precision and wit Hebdige has addressed himself to a complex topic - the meanings behind the fashionable exteriors of working-class youth subcultures - approaching them with a sophisticated theoretical apparatus that combines semiotics, the sociology of devience and Marxism and come up with a very stimulating short book - Time Out This book is an attempt to subject the various youth-protest movements of Britain in the last 15 years to the sort of Marxist, structuralist, semiotic analytical techniques propagated by, above all, Roland Barthes. The book is recommended whole-heartedly to anyone who would like fresh ideas about some of the most stimulating music of the rock era - The New York Times

4,141 citations

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Abstract: This article introduces the subculture of consumption as an analytic category through which to better understand consumers and the manner in which they organize their lives and identities Recognizing that consumption activities, product categories, or even brands may serve as the basis for interaction and social cohesion, the concept of the subculture of consumption solves many problems inherent in the use of ascribed social categories as devices for understanding consumer behavior This article is based on three years of ethnographic fieldwork with Harley-Davidson motorcycle owners A key feature of the fieldwork was a process of progressive contextualization of the researchers from outsiders to insiders situated within the subculture Analysis of the social structure, dominant values, and revealing symbolic behaviors of this distinct, consumption-oriented subculture have led to the advancement of a theoretical framework that situates subcultures of consumption in the context of modern consumer culture and discusses, among other implications, a symbiosis between such subcultures and marketing institutions Transferability of the principal findings of this research to other subcultures of consumption is established through comparisons with ethnographies of other self-selecting, consumption-oriented subcultures

2,016 citations

01 Jan 1994
Abstract: A fascinating look at a gay world that was not supposed to have existed, this book shows that gay life in prewar New York was extensively integrated into the straight world. Based on years of research, the book is the first to show the thriving urban gay male subculture that flourished prior to the gay rights revolution of our time.

1,093 citations

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01 Jan 1981-PAJ

602 citations

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Abstract: Organizations have cultures, but parts of organizations may have distinct subcultures. The question of what is the proper level for a cultural analysis of an organization is generally handled intuitively. The organizational culture of a large Danish insurance company (3,400 employees) was measured, based on employees’ answers to 18 key questions about work practices. Subsequently, scores were determined separately for 131 work groups, and these were subjected to a hierarchical cluster analysis, which produced a dendrogram. The dendrogram showed that within the company there were three distinct subcultures: a professional subculture, an administrative subculture, and a customer interface subculture. These fit a theoretical prediction by Jones (1983); the cultural rifts between the subcultures could be readily recognized in the company’s practice, and had tangible consequences.

464 citations

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