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The trouble with class: researching youth, class and culture beyond the 'Birmingham School'


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Griffin, C. E., 2011. The trouble with class: researching youth, class and culture beyond the 'Birmingham School'. Journal of Youth Studies, 14 (3), pp. 245-259.

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2010.533757

    Abstract

    This paper revisits the work on youth cultures and subcultures that emerged from Birmingham's Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (hereafter CCCS) during the 1970s. I engage with a number of recent critiques of the 'youth sub/cultures project', including Thornton's influential work on rave and club cultures and its troubled engagement with class. I argue that the focus of the youth sub/cultures project on mediated cultural practices through which young people constitute themselves and their (gendered, classed and racialised) positions remains of value, especially the emphasis on a 'symptomatic reading' that locates these processes in a 'conjunctural analysis'. I end by exploring the legacy of this project for understanding youth, class and culture in contemporary late modern society.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsGriffin, C. E.
    DOI10.1080/13676261.2010.533757
    Uncontrolled Keywordssocial class, consumption, youth culture, gender, transition
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Psychology
    Publisher StatementGriffin_JYS_2011_14_3_245.pdf: This is an electronic version of an article published in Griffin, C. E., 2011. The trouble with class: researching youth, class and culture beyond the 'Birmingham School'. Journal of Youth Studies, 14 (3), pp. 245-259. Journal of Youth Studies is available online at http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1367%2d6261&volume=14&issue=3&spage=245; Griffin_JYS_2011_14_3_245.doc: This is an electronic version of an article published in Griffin, C. E., 2011. The trouble with class: researching youth, class and culture beyond the 'Birmingham School'. Journal of Youth Studies, 14 (3), pp. 245-259. Journal of Youth Studies is available online at http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1367%2d6261&volume=14&issue=3&spage=245
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code23659

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