A Guide to an American Subculture

Author: Tiffini A. Travis,Perry Hardy

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313359539

Category: Social Science

Page: 161

View: 4894

This book provides a fascinating examination of one of the most notorious countercultures in the United States. * Includes images of American skinheads from the 1980s, 1990s, and today that depict skinhead fashion, hairstyles, and lifestyles * Provides an annotated bibliography of primary and secondary sources in a variety of formats, including articles from magazines and scholarly journals, books, and websites


A Guide to an American Subculture

Author: Sharon M. Hannon

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313364567

Category: Music

Page: 181

View: 2783

This history of the punk movement in the United States shows how punk music, fashion, art, and attitude clashed with and ultimately influenced mainstream culture. * Includes new interviews with Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson, founders of Dischord Records and the punk band Minor Threat, plus reprints of interviews with singers Jello Biafra and Kathleen Hanna, two well-known punks who spoke out frequently about politics and gender issues * Offers an annotated bibliography, including a variety of entries that are both scholarly and popular, grouped by format

The Mafia: A Guide to an American Subculture

A Guide to an American Subculture

Author: Nate Hendley

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440803617

Category: History

Page: 201

View: 8700

Based on original sources and research, not legends and myth, this book presents a lively, in-depth analysis of how the American Mafia epitomizes organized crime. • Includes historical, social, economic, and cultural context that further clarifies the significance of the Mafia's operations and makes for more engaging reading • Focuses on verifiable information about the Mafia while avoiding hearsay and speculation, such as the widely discussed theories regarding possible Mafia involvement in the assassination of John F. Kennedy • Provides a comprehensive bibliography of materials used for the book's research, including police reports, court documents, FBI files, television and radio broadcasts, and online information

Crips and Bloods: A Guide to an American Subculture

A Guide to an American Subculture

Author: Herbert C. Covey

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313399301

Category: True Crime

Page: 201

View: 6805

This book provides a concise and engaging examination of the subculture of the Crips and Bloods—the notorious street gangs that started in Los Angeles, but have now spread throughout the United States. • Includes a timeline of significant events related to the counterculture • Offers a bibliography of print and non-print resources for student research • Describes the symbols, objects, words, colors, and images used to represent the gangs • Provides a comprehensive glossary of street literacy terms

The Black Panther Party: A Guide to an American Subculture

Author: Jamie J. Wilson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313392544

Category: History

Page: 124

View: 7505

This compact volume offers a compelling introduction to a group once deemed the greatest threat to the internal security of the United States, the Black Panther Party. • Synthesizes the latest scholarship on the Black Panther Party • Explains topics clearly and in accessible language • Offers a compelling narrative that examines in depth the breadth of Black Panther Party politics and political activity • Examines the ways in which the Black Panther Party has been depicted in popular culture, including in films and in hip-hop culture • Includes biographical sketches of the most significant Panther members, along with a selection of primary documents

Hippies: A Guide to an American Subculture

A Guide to an American Subculture

Author: Micah Lee Issitt

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313365733

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

View: 7516

An insightful introduction to hippie culture and how its revolutionary principles in the 1960s helped shape modern culture. • Includes 13 primary sources, including excerpts from articles, speeches, and original interviews, and Abbie Hoffman's trial interview • Presents original photography by acclaimed photographer Robert Altman, providing views of hippies at the height of 1960s culture

A Hundred Little Hitlers

The Death of a Black Man, the Trial of a White Racist, and the Rise of the Neo-Nazi Movement in America

Author: Elinor Langer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312423636

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 3110

A look at the neo-Nazi movement in America offers a disturbing portrayal of skinheads in the United States, the twisted lives they lead, and the danger they pose to American freedom.

The Ku Klux Klan

A Guide to an American Subculture

Author: Marty Gitlin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313365768

Category: History

Page: 153

View: 6710

An overview of the history of the Ku Klux Klan that discusses the society's origin, philosophy, members, and actions; and includes biographical sketches of significant individuals as well as primary source documents and a time line


Author: Dick Hebdige

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136494804

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 1385

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Beatniks: A Guide to an American Subculture

A Guide to an American Subculture

Author: Alan Bisbort

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 031336575X

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

View: 2580

This is a revealing look at the events and personalities that defined the Beat Generation, drawing on over three decades of research. • Includes original interviews with such Beat Generation luminaries as Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Ann Charters, and Roy Harper. • Offers an annotated bibliography containing a discography, recommended reading, viewing and listening tips, and locations and descriptions of available archives for future scholars

Blood and Politics

The History of the White Nationalist Movement from the Margins to the Mainstream

Author: Leonard Zeskind

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429959339

Category: History

Page: 672

View: 5835

More than fifteen years in the making, Blood and Politics is the most comprehensive history to date of the white supremacist movement as it has evolved over the past three-plus decades. Leonard Zeskind draws heavily upon court documents, racist publications, and first-person reports, along with his own personal observations. An internationally recognized expert on the subject who received a MacArthur Fellowship for his work, Zeskind ties together seemingly disparate strands—from neo-Nazi skinheads, to Holocaust deniers, to Christian Identity churches, to David Duke, to the militia and beyond. Among these elements, two political strategies—mainstreaming and vanguardism—vie for dominance. Mainstreamers believe that a majority of white Christians will eventually support their cause. Vanguardists build small organizations made up of a highly dedicated cadre and plan a naked seizure of power. Zeskind shows how these factions have evolved into a normative social movement that looks like a demographic slice of white America, mostly blue-collar and working middle class, with lawyers and Ph.D.s among its leaders. When the Cold War ended, traditional conservatives helped birth a new white nationalism, most evident now among anti-immigrant organizations. With the dawn of a new millennium, they are fixated on predictions that white people will lose their majority status and become one minority among many. The book concludes with a look to the future, elucidating the growing threat these groups will pose to coming generations.

Punk Productions

Unfinished Business

Author: Stacy Thompson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791484602

Category: Music

Page: 228

View: 4575

A history and social psychology of punk music.

Transnational Punk Communities in Poland

From Nihilism to Nothing Outside Punk

Author: Marta Marciniak

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498501583

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

View: 5826

A Transnational History of Punk Communities in Poland is a multi-regional study of the history and contemporary condition of two Polish punk communities: the one in Warsaw and surrounding areas, and the Upper Silesian region: both rich in varied and sometimes conflicting punk traditions. The author, a self-identified member of the punk subculture formerly living and active in Warsaw, explores the various political, economic and social dimensions of the development of these unique communities and the meaning of the punk ethos for people across different age groups, genders, and life experiences, in relation to other subcultures, especially skinheads, and the broader society. An additional dimension, previously unexplored in scholarship, are the ties between these Polish punk communities and their counterparts in the United States and Canada. The personal connections between early bands and the long lasting transnational aspects of punk practices are shown to be an important factor in the shaping of punk attitudes across time and space. The economics of everyday punk life are discussed referring to contemporary scholarship on the subject, punk lyrics, and ethnographies which throughout the book illustrate selected themes and problems. This study includes insight about obscure yet foundational Silesian bands and their defiant, sardonic humor; about punk and anarchy, punk versus communism and the political opposition in the 1980s, punks’ attitudes toward the transformation of 1989, about being a punk girl on the streets of Warsaw or Wodzisław Śląski. Discover punk as an old subculture that cherishes its own past and remains an important alternative to mainstream cultural practices in a rapidly “Westernizing” and corporatizing country.

Skinheads Shaved for Battle

A Cultural History of American Skinheads

Author: Jack B. Moore

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879725839

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 3521

This book describes who American skinheads are, how they have developed within larger youth group scenes, their ideas and activities, the role of music in their formation and development, how they have been perceived by the media in America, and what damage they have done in American society. Jack B. Moore focuses on the cultural history of this group in America during the 1980s and suggests that while they were originally a minor distraction on the punk scene, they have grown into a dangerous and far more politically engaged source of hate thought and crime.

Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead

The Frank Meeink Story as Told to Jody M. Roy, Ph.D.

Author: Frank Meeink,Jody Roy

Publisher: Hawthorne Books

ISBN: 0979018897


Page: 316

View: 1341

Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead is Frank Meeink's raw telling of his descent into America's Nazi underground and his ultimate triumph over drugs and hatred. Frank's violent childhood in South Philadelphia primed him to hate, while addiction made him easy prey for a small group of skinhead gang recruiters. By 16 he had become one of the most notorious skinhead gang leaders on the East Coast and by 18 he was doing hard time. Teamed up with African-American players in a prison football league, Frank learned to question his hatred, and after being paroled he defected from the white supremac.

Nazi Goreng


Author: Marco Ferrarese

Publisher: Monsoon Books

ISBN: 981442336X

Category: Fiction

Page: 247

View: 1946

Nazi Goreng is a disturbing story of one young Malay man’s comingofage in the big city and offers a stunning portrait of the racial tensions that pervade Malaysian society. Asrul is a fanatical yet naïve Muslim skinhead from small town Kedah, who finds escape in hardcore punk and aspires to life in the big city. After Asrul is recruited by friend Malik to join a neoNazi skinhead gang, the boys move to Penang to realise their racially fuelled teenage dreams. Petty acts of ethnic violence against immigrant workers and minority groups in the name of Kuasa Melayu (Malay Power) earn Asrul limited social empowerment and occasional ridicule, so it is not without trepidation that he follows Malik again, this time into the seedy world of the Malaysian narcotics trade, where selling drugs offers quick money and street respect. Surrounded by corrupt police officials, shifty Iranians, guntoting Nigerians and a sexy drug mule from mainland China, Asrul soon finds himself drawn into a downward spiral that makes him question his friends, his loved ones and his core beliefs. In this intense and gripping debut, Asiabased punk rock guitarist Marco Ferrarese dishes up a powerful portrayal of displaced urban Malay life.

American Skin

A Novel

Author: Don De Grazia

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684862220

Category: Fiction

Page: 295

View: 4809

A timeless story about a young man's need to find comfort and a sense of belonging, as well as a stunning portrait of the class and racial tensions that pervade our society, "American Skin" "is the American story American literature is not complete without. . . . Full of images and humor and action and questions" (Carolyn Chute, author of "The Beans of Egypt, Maine."

Skinhead Escapes

Author: Richard Allen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911579472


Page: 202

View: 743

A novel featuring skinhead Joe Hawkins, first published in 1972.

American Skinheads

The Criminology and Control of Hate Crime

Author: Mark S. Hamm

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0275949877

Category: Social Science

Page: 243

View: 1979

The author presents historical specificity for a modern theory of hate crime, then rigorously tests the theory with interview data derived from skinheads who have committed an array of violent acts against persons because of their race, religion, or sexual preference--the classic "outgroups" of American society.

The White Nationalist Skinhead Movement

UK & USA, 1979 - 1993

Author: Robert Forbes,Eddie Stampton

Publisher: Feral House

ISBN: 1627310258

Category: Music

Page: 472

View: 1514

When Feral House first published the award-winning Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground, little was known about the "black metal" genre of music, or how many of its members were involved in the murder of citizens, the torching of churches, or its link to Fascist ideas. We've all heard about the racist form of skinhead punk music, but little do we know of the groups involved, and how they got involved in right-wing political movements. The White Nationalist Skinhead Movement is the first book to provide much more than mere photographs of the scene, documenting the bands, their members, the releases, shows, and infamous events. Robert Forbes and Eddie Stampton can authoritatively speak of the movement, obtaining first-hand material from members of the scene. This book covers both British and American bands, and even if you revile the movement, its ideas, and its music, this is an important piece of pop culture history. Feral House's controversial Lords of Chaos has sold over one hundred thousand copies.