- theoretical concerns and global debates over the continued usefulness of subculture as a concept;
- the important place of ‘belonging’ in subcultural experience and the ways in which belonging is played out across an array of youth cultures;
- the gendered experiences of young men and women and their ways of navigating subcultural participation; and
- the ethical and methodological considerations that arise in relation to researching and teaching youth culture and subculture.
Bob Buttigieg, Brady Robards and Sarah Baker Part I: Theoretical Matters 1) Australian Subcultures: Reality or Myth?
Andy Bennett 2) Youth Studies and the Problem of Structure and Agency: Foucault vs Marx, Tait vs Sercombe; Beck vs Bourdieu, Woodman vs Threadgold vs Roberts
3) Global Youth Culture and Dynamic Social Contexts
4) Holding It All Together: Researching Time, Culture and Belonging After ‘Subcultures’
Dan Woodman and Johanna Wyn
5) (Sub)Cultural Capital, DIY Careers and Transferability: Towards Maintaining ‘Reproduction’ when Using Bourdieu in Youth Culture Research
6) Learning to Be Otherwise: Ethnicity and the Pedagogic Space of Youthful Subjectivities
Part II: The Place of Belonging
7) The Moral Economy of the Mosh Pit: Straight Edge, Reflexivity and Classification Struggles
Pam Nilan and Steven Threadgold
8) Brutal Belonging in Other Spaces: Grindcore touring in Melbourne and Osaka
9) Spaces and Places of Meaning and Belonging: Young People’s Experiences of the Australian Defence Force Cadet Organisations
Ani Wierenga and Johanna Wyn
10) ‘What Every Other Leb Wears’: Intra-Ethnic Tensions Among Lebanese-Australian Youth
11) Vernacular Subculture and Multiplicity in Everyday Experiences of Belonging
Part III: Gendered Experiences
12) Where are the Straight-Edge Women?
Courtney Sim and Sarah Baker
13) From the Subcultural to the Ordinary: DIY Girls Since Grrrlpower
14) Gangsta Warrior Bro: Hip Hop and Urban Aboriginal Youth
15) Girls’ ‘Pain Memes’ on YouTube: The Production of Pain and Femininity on a Digital Network
Amy Shields Dobson
16) Occupying the Mainstream: Performing Hegemonic Masculinity in Gold Coast Nightclubs
17) ‘Bringing the Vibe’: Subcultural Capital and ‘Hardcore’ Masculinity
18) Subjective Understanding of ‘Subculture’: Contemporary Roller Derby in Australia and the Women Who Play
19) Young Women, Activism and the ‘Politics of (Sexual) Choice’: Are Australian Youth Cultures Post-Feminist?
Part IV: Doing Subcultural Studies
20) ‘Queer Youth’ on Australia’s Gold Coast: Researching Amid Incoherence and Multiplicity
21) Sexualities and Sensitivities: Queer(y)ing the Ethics of Youth Research in the Field
Jodie Taylor and Angela Dwyer
22) Documenting the Subcultural Experience: Towards an Archive of Australian Youth Histories
23) Tricks with Mirrors: Sharpies and Their Representations
Sian Supski and Peter Beilharz
24) Reconciling Subculture and Effects Studies: What Do Students in Australia Want to Know About Media Cultures?