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Skinheads: A Guide to an American Subculture

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  2 reviews
"Skinheads: A Guide to An American Subculture" is an insider's look at the history of skinheads in the United States, from their emergence from the U.S. hardcore underground in the 1980s in New York City, Chicago, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles, to the current scene that thrives in many major metropolitan areas today.

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Hardcover, 161 pages
Published April 30th 2012 by Greenwood (first published October 25th 2010)
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Mar 20, 2013 V rated it 3 of 5 stars
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A really basic overview and history of the skinhead subculture. Overall a bit too forgiving of the rightwing and racist aspects of the subculture.

The book "A Philosophy of Punk" gives a better overview of skinheads (while far less technical, i.e. no talk about the specific brands of jeans skinheads wear).
This book is co-authored by librarian Tiffini Travis and a Perry Hardy, bass player for the Oi! band, Templars. It contains a short narrative history of the U.S. skinhead culture, a thorough annotated bibliography, and a number of primary documents as well as an article adapted from the PhD thesis of Eric Andersen about the emergence of right-wing Skinheads out of the punk scene in Haight-Ashbury. The resources in the book are invaluable for anyone beginning a research project on skinheads. The ...more
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