Rethinking Subcultural Resistance

  title={Rethinking Subcultural Resistance},
  author={Ross Haenfler},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Ethnography},
  pages={406 - 436}
  • Ross Haenfler
  • Published 1 August 2004
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Contemporary Ethnography
This article reconceptualizes subcultural resistance based on an ethnographic examination of the straight edge movement. Using the core values of straight edge, the author’s analysis builds on new subcultural theories and suggests a framework for how members construct and understand their subjective experiences of being a part of a subculture. He suggests that adherents hold both individual and collective meanings of resistance and express their resistance via personal and political methods… 
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