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Hipster culture, transnational and intersectional perspectives, edited by Heike Steinhoff

"Twenty-first century popular culture has given birth to a peculiar cultural figure: the hipster. Stereotypically associated with nerd glasses, beards and buns, boho clothing, and ironic T-shirts, hipsters represent a (post-)postmodern (post-)subculture whose style, aesthetics, and practices have increasingly become mainstream. Hipster Culture is the first comprehensive collection of original studies that address the hipster and hipster culture from a range of cultural studies perspectives. Analyzing the cultural, economic, aesthetic, and political meanings and implications of a wide range of phenomena prominently associated with hipster culture, the contributors bring their expertise and own research perspectives to bear, thus shaping the volume's transnational and intersectional approach. Chapters address global and local manifestations of hipster culture, processes of urban gentrification and cultural appropriation, alternative foodways and eclectic fashion styles, the significance of nostalgia, retro technologies and social media, and the aesthetics and cultural politics of literature, film, art, and music marked by self-reflexivity, irony, and a simultaneous longing for an earnest authenticity. Hipster Culture explores the diversification of hipster culture, sheds light on popular constructions of the hipster as cultural Other, and critically investigates hipster culture's entanglements with and challenges to dominant cultural discourses of gender, ethnicity, race, sexuality, age, religion, and nationality."--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Acknowledgements -- List of Illustrations -- 1. Hipster Culture: A Definition -- Heike Steinhoff (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany) -- Part I: Hipster Places, Identities and Transformations -- 2. (Re-)Dressing the Naked City: Hipsters, Urban Creative Culture, and Gentrification in New York City -- Annabel Friredrichs (Leibniz University, Germany) and Florian Groß (Leibniz University, Germany) -- 3. Glocal Hispsterification: Hipster-Led Gentrification in New York's, New Delhi's and Johannesburg's Cultural Time Zones -- Melissa Tandiwe Myambo (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa) -- 4. Hipsters in Central and Eastern Europe: FromDomesticated Nostalgia to Manele and Protests -- George Alexandru Condrache (University of Western Ontario, Canada) -- 5. Pastiching the Pastoral: Hipster Farmers and the Commodification of American Agriculture -- Katje Armentrout (Purdue University, USA) -- Part II: Hipster Fashion, Porn, and Body Politics -- 6. Hipster (Anti-)Fashion -- Catharina Rüß (TU Dortmund University, Germany) -- 7. The Irony of Hipster Beards -- Christopher Oldstone-Moore (Wright State University, USA) -- 8. The Politics of Hipster Porn/ography -- Alexandra Hauke (University of Vienna, Austria) and Philip Jacobi (University of Passau, Germany) -- Part III: Hipster Literature and Self-Fashioning -- 9. Twenty-First Century Hipster Fiction and Postindustrial Revitalization -- Brandon McFarlane (Sheridan College, Canada) -- 10. Choosing Marginality: White Entitlement in Dave Eggers' Hipster Fiction -- Stephanie Li (Washington University in St. Louis, USA) -- 11. The Line, the Niche, and the Bathrobe: The White Male Writer as a Hipster Trope -- Katharina Scholz (Journalist, Germany/Ireland) -- 12. "The Straight Queer": Hipster Appropriation in the Work of James Franco -- Ben Robbins (University of Innsbruck, Austria) -- Part IV: Hipster Media, Aesthetics and Identity Politics -- 13. The Female Hipster in Girls and Frances Ha and the Potential of Emancipated Spectatorship -- Heidi Liedke (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany) -- 14. "Fem the Future" of Hipness: Female Hipster Performers in Twenty-First Century Popular Music -- Lena Gotteswinter (Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany) -- 15. Art Hipsters: Postmodern Proclamations -- Wes Hill (Southern Cross University, Australia) -- 16. Hipster Post-Communities and Digital Nostalgia Design -- Marek Jezinski (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland) and Lukasz Wojtkowski (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland) -- Part V: Hipster Foodways and Cultural Politics -- 17. The Pursuit of Culinary Capital in Portlandia and Master of None -- Justine Gieni (University of Regina, Canada) -- 18. Pabst Blue Ribbon: The Hipster Experiment with Critical Anti-Consumerism in Beer and Beyond -- Daniella Gáti (Brandeis University, USA) -- 19. The Paradox of the Hungry Hipster: The Representation and Cultural Politics of Hipster Foodways -- Kathleen LeBesco (Marymount Manhattan College, USA ) and Peter Naccarato (Marymount Manhattan College, USA) -- Part VI: Hipsters as Intersectional Identities -- 20. Mipsterz: Cultural Capital, Racialization, and the Emergence of Muslim Cool -- Anwar Ouassini (Delaware State University, USA ) and Mostafa Amini (Harvard Medical School, USA) -- 21. Skinny Jeans in the Sanctuary: The Hipster Christian Subculture -- Caroline Barnett (First Presbyterian Church of Auburn, USA) -- 22. The Hipster Animal: Human-Animal Interactions in Hipsterdom -- Jayson Scott Grimes (Independent Scholar, Germany) -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
First edition.
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1 online resource (445 pages)
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