There are surely people and practices that you find strange. Goths, Gamers, and Grrrls has 43 ratings and 7 reviews. Miri said: This was a really interesting and engaging overview of a bunch of different subculture. Book Review: Goths, Gamers, and Grrrls: Deviance and Youth Subcultures. Show all authors. Lutz Kaelber · Lutz Kaelber · See all articles by this author.
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Return to Book Page. Goths, Gamers, and Grrrls: Deviance and Youth Subcultures by Ross Haenfler. Even stranger, though, is how we often have anf ideas regarding what is strange. How do men and women enact gender in their scenes? What does it mean to be “deviant”? Who decides what is deviant and what is “normal”? A concise, engaging, and affordable supplementary text for introductory sociology courses and any course that covers popular culture, youth, or deviance, Goths, Gamers, and Grrrls: Deviance and Youth Subcultures addresses these questions and many more.
This unique volume introduces students toths the sociological study of deviance, equipping them with the theoretical tools necessary to analyze various youth subcultures–and virtually any subculture–in new and fascinating ways. Author Ross Haenfler opens with an introduction that provides an overview of subcultural theory, a definition of the concept of resistance, and explanations of various theories of deviance and delinquency.
He goes on to examine eight different youth subcultures in depth: Each chapter begins with a brief description and history of the scene before exploring a specific sociological concept or theory. Topics addressed include symbolic interactionist theory, status hierarchy, the role of style and politics in music scenes, enacting race and gender, moral panics, positive deviance, social stigma, the components of a virtual subculture, and more. The book concludes with discussions of resistance, commodification, and what happens as subcultural youth age.
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Goths, Gamers, and Grrrls: Deviance and Youth Subcultures
Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Apr 16, Miri rated it really liked it Shelves: This was a really interesting and engaging overview of a bunch of different goth. The author did a great job of using each one to explain different sociological concepts, though because the focus was explaining sociology, he didn’t go too far in-depth about the actual subcultures.
My main quibble is that the book is full of terrible grammar and spelling errors. I seriously wonder if it even got edited. I’m not normally a freak about grammar, but there were mistakes in here that you’d expe This was a really interesting ane engaging overview of a bunch of different subcultures.
Goths, Gamers, and Grrrls – Ross Haenfler – Oxford University Press
I’m not normally a freak about grammar, but there were mistakes in here that you’d expect from a high school student. So that made it kind of annoying, but whatever. This book was a breath of fresh air for an English major who has been reading theory for three years straight.
I appreciate that this book took popular culture seriously and attempted to examine and question the stereotypes that surround subcultures. As a sometimes goth, a major gamer, and a grrrl, the title of this book intrigued me, so I decided to read it.
Ultimately, the book has disappointed me immensely. For instance, the author lists Nintendo and Wii as being independent of each other.
The book is simplistically written, as though for laymen, and dumbs down every topic it gamerss making it even too simple for the average layman.
Also, a lot of the sources that are researched seem extremely dated, even though this book was published within the last five years. The author references MySpace as a popular social platform, and anyone with a regular internet connection knows that MySpace is long dead. The author also makes very tenuous connections, like in one chapter where the Riot Grrrl movement is somehow tied to fan fiction.
Basically, most of the text gohhs this book is just telling me extremely basic things that I already know. Perhaps some of the information is unknown to people outside of the sub-cultures that I personally inhabit, but a lot of the information presented seems to be readily apparent to most people.
Plus, the book contains and discusses in detail the ever-prevalent negative media hype that unwittingly goes hand-in-hand with any misunderstood sub-culture. I feel like I’ve heard enough about the goth an “causing” murders and suicides — I didn’t really need a reminder of all of that negative hype. You won’t find too many studies done on alternative scene, especially done by an insider, which lends gameds greater bravoure to this book.
If you’re part of one of those sibcultures, you won’t learn anything new, but it’s a good introduction to other cultures that surround us or clash with us. Gamere Identify with a lot of it, so it was a interesting read.
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