Straight Edge

Straight Edge

Clean-living Youth, Hardcore Punk, and Social Change

eBook - 2006
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Straight edge is a clean-living youth movement that emerged from the punk rock subculture in the early 1980s. Its basic tenets promote a drug-free, tobacco-free, and sexually responsible lifestyle-tenets that, on the surface, seem counter to those typical of teenage rebellion. For many straight-edge kids, however, being clean and sober was (and still is) the ultimate expression of resistance-resistance to the consumerist and self-indulgent ethos that defines mainstream U.S. culture. In this first in-depth sociological analysis of the movement, Ross Haenfler follows the lives of dozens of strai.
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2006.
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1 online resource (x, 248 pages) : illustrations

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