The Straightedge Youth Sub-Culture: Observations on the Complexity of Sub-Cultural Identity

  title={The Straightedge Youth Sub-Culture: Observations on the Complexity of Sub-Cultural Identity},
  author={Robert T. Wood},
  journal={Journal of Youth Studies},
  pages={33 - 52}
  • Robert T. Wood
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Youth Studies
  • Through a disproportionate focus on the common norms, values, and beliefs that apparently bind sub-cultures together over time and space, past sub-cultures researchers often problematically imply that the members of a given sub-culture form and maintain a roughly similar sub-cultural identity in roughly the same way. In reaction to such implications of identity homogeneity, this article explores the complexity of sub-cultural identity through a case study of the contemporary straightedge youth… CONTINUE READING
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