Tag: hipsters

  • The Further Sociology of Hipsters

    Does the word ‘hipster’ mean anything? “Not anymore” says Josh, an “archetypal hipster” quoted in this Guardian article. The word itself obviously has a long history but did its present sense, referring to a diffuse yet uniform sartorial and lifestyle trend in the neoliberal metropolis, ever really have a clear meaning? In its absence, can we […]

  • The Anthropology of Hipsters (and what it reveals about Anthropology)

    Thanks to Benjamin Geer who sent me this link, following an interesting discussion we had about Bourdieu and the sociology of hipsters last week. It’s on the Savage Minds blog which I don’t read anywhere near as often as I should: Anthropologists as Scholarly Hipsters, Part I: What is a Hipster? Anthropologists as Scholarly Hipsters, Part II: […]

  • The sociology of ‘hipsters’

    Ever since the Allies bombed the Axis into submission, Western civilization has had a succession of counter-culture movements that have energetically challenged the status quo. Each successive decade of the post-war era has seen it smash social standards, riot and fight to revolutionize every aspect of music, art, government and civil society. But after punk […]