Hipster Culture

Transnational and Intersectional Perspectives
Bloomsbury Academic USA (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 29. Juli 2021
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  • 432 Seiten
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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.
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Heike Steinhoff is Junior Professor of American Studies at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. She is the author of Transforming Bodies: Makeovers and Monstrosities in American Culture (2015) and Queer Buccaneers: (De)Constructing Boundaries in the Pirates of the Caribbean Film Series (2011). She has also published articles on representations of the body, gender, sexuality, and space in American literature and film.
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 Russ (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 Gati (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)

This collection embraces a true cultural studies approach to the figure of the hipster. Covering everything from foodways to fashion, the collection situates the hipster's unique place in American subculture, while simultaneously placing the hipster in larger global contexts. Of note is the collection's intersectional approach to the topic, exploring the hipster from a number of gendered, sexual, and religious perspectives, expanding the uses of this collection to broader studies of identity, consumption, and consumerism. * Jenn Brandt, author of An Introduction to Popular Culture in the US (co-authored with Callie Clare, 2018) * This is a worthwhile study that fills a gap in the existing literature on hipsters by looking at the subject from various perspectives. By drawing attention to hipster involvement in identity politics, fashion, food, literature and visual culture, the book covers some new ground while adding to existing studies, and viewing the hipster beyond the lens of western culture is a particular strength. Very interesting and timely - a valuable resource for anyone teaching cultural studies, sociology, fashion history and theory, media studies and more. * Georgina Gregory, Senior Lecturer in Media and Film, University of Central Lancashire, UK *

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