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Table of Contents

Introduction; 2. Subculture, club cultures and post-subcultures; 3. Early youth cultures of music and dance; 4. Towards everyday consumption and production; 5. Music media uses and influences; 6. Public music practices; 7. Everyday youth music cultures and media; 8. Conclusion.

About the Author

Daniel Laughey is Senior Lecturer in Media and Popular Culture at Leeds Metropolitan University.

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Music and Youth Culture is a highly ambittious and innovative book that deserves to be read and discussed by anyone involved in research on youth and music. Sociology Laughey has done us all a favour by challenging, maybe dispelling, the sacred place of music in youth cultural theory. He does so in a meticulous style. Young People Now A fine primer for any college-level student of either music or youth sociology. California Bookwatch Music and Youth Culture will prove an invaluable book for researchers and students alike, not least the critical appraisal of approaches to subcultural theory, the previously under-researched Mass Observation archives, and astute analysis of music in young people's everyday lives. Laughey takes an interactionist approach, exploring the intergenerational contexts of uses and influences - in bars and clubs, at home and work, in school and college - thoughtfully contextualised by an exploration of dance hall practices prior to the post-war phenomena of subcultures. -- Professor Sheila Whiteley, University of Salford ... a stimulating and original account of the ways in which music interacts with young people's everyday lives. -- Martin Robb Youth and Policy A very welcome addition to the sociological literature on music and culture... This text will deserve serious treatment by scholars workingin the area of sociology of music. -- Will Gibson, University of London British Journal of Music Education If you're a budding sociologist or extra keen on secretly observing and recording your fellow humans, Music & Youth Culture makes for good homework. -- Andy Hudson Discorder Laughey's major contribution to the study of youth subcultures is his analysis of pre-war subcultures... his book contributes many new significant additions to the genre Popular Music and Society Music and Youth Culture is a highly ambittious and innovative book that deserves to be read and discussed by anyone involved in research on youth and music. Laughey has done us all a favour by challenging, maybe dispelling, the sacred place of music in youth cultural theory. He does so in a meticulous style. A fine primer for any college-level student of either music or youth sociology. Music and Youth Culture will prove an invaluable book for researchers and students alike, not least the critical appraisal of approaches to subcultural theory, the previously under-researched Mass Observation archives, and astute analysis of music in young people's everyday lives. Laughey takes an interactionist approach, exploring the intergenerational contexts of uses and influences - in bars and clubs, at home and work, in school and college - thoughtfully contextualised by an exploration of dance hall practices prior to the post-war phenomena of subcultures. ... a stimulating and original account of the ways in which music interacts with young people's everyday lives. A very welcome addition to the sociological literature on music and culture... This text will deserve serious treatment by scholars workingin the area of sociology of music. If you're a budding sociologist or extra keen on secretly observing and recording your fellow humans, Music & Youth Culture makes for good homework. Laughey's major contribution to the study of youth subcultures is his analysis of pre-war subcultures... his book contributes many new significant additions to the genre

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