Russia's Skinheads: Exploring and Rethinking Subcultural Lives (Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe)

Russia's Skinheads: Exploring and Rethinking Subcultural Lives (Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe)

Hilary Pilkington


Russia’s Skinheads: Exploring and Rethinking Subcultural Lives presents an intensive exam of the phenomenon of skinheads, explaining its nature and its value, and assessing how some distance Russian skinhead culture is the ‘lumpen’ finish of the extraordinary nationalist ideological spectrum. There are huge numbers of skinheads in Russia, chargeable for an important variety of xenophobic assaults, together with ninety seven deaths in 2008 by myself, making this publication appropriate to Russian experts in addition to to sociologists of teenage culture. It presents a pragmatic instance of ways to enquire formative years lifestyle intensive over a longer interval – hence via empirical examine following a selected staff over six years – and is going directly to argue that Russian skinhead culture isn't really an instantaneous import from the West, and that formative years cultural practices shouldn't be lowered to expressions of buyer selection. It provides an figuring out of the Russian skinhead as a made of participants’ entire, and evolving, lives, and thereby compels sociologists to reconsider how they conceive the character of subcultures.

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