All in Time

  title={All in Time},
  author={J. Mullaney},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Ethnography},
  pages={611 - 635}
  • J. Mullaney
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Contemporary Ethnography
  • Drawing on forty-seven ethnographic interviews, this article explores how “straight-edgers” (sXers)—participants in the hardcore music scene who abstain from alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, and promiscuous sex—construct and evaluate authenticity. While research on music subcultures documents how authenticity hinges on factors such as gender and race and how it may change over time, sXers place special importance on age, in particular, the legal drinking age of twenty-one. Interviews reveal that… CONTINUE READING
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