Real Punks and Pretenders

@article{Fox1987RealPA,
  title={Real Punks and Pretenders},
  author={Kathryn Joan Fox},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Ethnography},
  year={1987},
  volume={16},
  pages={344 - 370}
}
  • K. J. Fox
  • Published 1987
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Contemporary Ethnography
Very little has been written from a sociological perspective about the punk counterculture in the United States. Further, few studies of antiestablishment style cultures deal with their implicit social organization. In this essay I describe and analyze the informal stratification of a local punk community. I based members' positions within the hierarchy on their perceived level of commitment to the scene. Within the group, three categories of punks emerged: hardcore punks, softcore punks, and… Expand
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