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Straightedge Youth: Complexity and Contradictions of a Subculture
Emerging out of the American punk rock scene of the early 1980s, straightedge youth have held their ground and made important inroads on the broader terrain of American youth culture for the last twenty-five years. Known primarily for their militant opposition to drinking, drug use, and casual sex, as well as for their commitment to vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, ...more
Hardcover, 180 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Syracuse University Press
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This text isn't a readable straight edge primer for those who are unaware of the hardcore punk community or straight edge, nor is this a book intended for consumption by current residents of the hardcore community. This is a sociology text focusing on the study of straight edge and additionally including some commentary about subculture study and the study of youth subcultures in general, making the intended reader for this text narrow, and its readability compromised for anyone without prior ...more