The 21st-century hipster: On micro-populations in times of superdiversity

  title={The 21st-century hipster: On micro-populations in times of superdiversity},
  author={Ico Maly and Piia Varis},
  journal={European Journal of Cultural Studies},
  pages={637 - 653}
  • I. Maly, Piia Varis
  • Published 1 December 2016
  • Sociology
  • European Journal of Cultural Studies
Through a critical review of existing literature on hipsters, and an analysis of online data, this article provides a description of ‘hipster culture’. To this end, we examine the reoccurring markers of hipster identity and, crucially, the accompanying identity discourses on hipsters. As a result, a picture of hipster culture emerges as a translocal and layered phenomenon with contextually specific claims to authenticity, and certain material infrastructures and effects emerge with the culture… 

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