`This book confirms David Harris' status as a leading theorist in contemporary culture and leisure in the UK. He offers a distinctive, coherent and authoritative guide to the major concepts and debates that should engage leisure scholars and scholarship' - Dr Peter Bramham, Senior Lecturer in Leisure Studies, Leeds Metropolitan UniversityWritten with the needs of today's student in mind, the SAGE Key Concepts series provides accessible, authoritative and reliable coverage of the essential issues in a range of disciplines. Written in each case by experienced and respected experts in the subject area, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages understanding without sacrificing the level of detail and critical evaluation essential to convey the complexity of the issues.Key Concepts in Leisure Studies:• Provides a student-friendly guide to the key debates in leisure studies• Reflects recent developments in the field, encompassing related work in media studies, cultural studies, sports studies and sociology • Cross-references each 1500 word exposition to other concepts in the field• Offers definitions, section outlines and further reading guidance for independent learning• Is supported by the author's website http:/www.arasite.org/keyconc.html• Is essential reading for undergraduates and NVQ students in leisure studies.

Youth Subcultures

Youth Subcultures

Youth subcultures

Young people developed particularly spectacular styles of clothing and musical tastes in post-war Britain, and these were the subject of much social commentary. Early analysis was designed to show they could be read as genuine cultural activities not as deviant, pathological, or incomprehensible.

Section Outline:Youth subcultures as symbolic politics, ‘upwards’, ‘downwards’ and ‘magical’ solutions. The work of the CCCS and double articulation. Criticisms: women, the media, ‘normal youth’, ‘taste publics’. Punk as ‘surrealism of the streets’. Acid House, rave and moral panics: a political challenge to Thatcherism?

There had long been a tendency for young people to associate together in public spaces and adopt distinctive styles of clothing, their own idiomatic speech, and their own ways of life, sometimes criminal ones. However, there seemed ...

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