Club Cultures: Music, Media, and Subcultural Capital (Music Culture)

Club Cultures Music Media and Subcultural Capital Music Culture 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

  • Title: Club Cultures: Music, Media, and Subcultural Capital (Music Culture)
  • Author: Sarah Thornton
  • ISBN: 9780819562975
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 She portrays club cultures as taste cultures brought together by micro media like flyers and listings, transformed into sFocusing 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 She portrays club cultures as taste cultures brought together by micro media like flyers and listings, transformed into self conscious subcultures by such niche media as the music and style press, and sometimes recast as movements with the aid of such mass media as tabloid newspaper front pages She also traces changes in the recording medium from a marginal entertainment in the 50s to the clubs and raves of the 90s.Drawing on the work of Pierre Bourdieu, Thornton coins the term subcultural capital to make sense of distinctions made by cool youth, noting particularly their disparagement of the mainstream against which they measure their alternative cultural worth Well supported with case studies, readable, and innovative, Club Cultures will become a key text in cultural and media studies and in the sociology of culture.

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    About "Sarah Thornton"

    1. Sarah Thornton

      Sarah Thornton was the chief writer on contemporary art for The Economist She holds a BA in art history and a PhD in sociology.

    857 thoughts on “Club Cultures: Music, Media, and Subcultural Capital (Music Culture)”

    1. I rather enjoyed this book reading it 20 years after it was published. Re-interpreting ones own past experiences. It clarified a lot of ideas that I had been invaded with after reading Bourdieu's 'Distinction' and trying to apply his ideas to my personal situation. I am also reminded of Thomas Frank's writings that similarly question the ideological narrative of "alternative" cultures revealing their ultimately capitalist and 'neo-liberal' motivations.




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