Introduction: (Post-)subculture theory, and practice in East-Central Europe

McKay, George and Goddard, M N. 2009. Introduction: (Post-)subculture theory, and practice in East-Central Europe. In: George McKay; Christopher Williams; M N Goddard and Neil Foxlee, eds. Subcultures and New Religious Movements in Russia and East-Central Europe. Oxford: Peter Lang, pp. 3-14. ISBN 9783035302929 [Book Section]

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This section of the book contains essays which explore recent and current subcultural and related practices and formations in a geographical spread across Eastern Europe, the Baltic states and Russia. We are concerned with presenting material that forms new studies in empirical case form as well as that which considers contemporary theorizations, across areas of style (fashion), popular music and post-socialist lifestyle. Our aims are that these essays contribute to the further understanding of a continued fascination on the part of some young and some not-so-young people with aspects of subcultural identity, that the case studies themselves help to inform current debates on the scholarship of post-subcultures in a post-socialist context and that the outstanding dynamic between national identity and transnational cultural exchange in a global context is further explored. In this brief introduction we also want to outline theoretical and contextual questions that underpin much of the material that follows.

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