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Music and Youth Culture

Daniel Laughey


This book presents an account of how music interacts with young people's everyday lives. Drawing on interviews with and observations of youth groups together with archival research, it explores young people's enactment of music tastes and performances, and how these are articulated through narratives and literacies. A review of the field reveals an unhealthy emphasis on committed, fanatical, spectacular youth music cultures such as rock or punk. On the contrary, this book argues that ideas about youth subcultures and club cultures no longer apply to today's young generation. Rather, archival f ... More

Keywords: music, young people, youth groups, music tastes, performances, youth culture, rock, punk, youth subculture, club culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780748623808
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623808.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Laughey, author