After Subcultures Might Be Some Subcultures

Below is a message I posted to the main subcultures list. Can any intrepid visitors to my blog help?

I just got my copy of After Subculture ed Bennett and Kahn-Harris and I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of some work (if it exists) that does not follow the regular music/style line about the BCCCS work. ie in their intro Bennett and Kahn-Harris write: “Representing as it did the first attempt to provide a systematic social theory of music and style-driven youth cultures, Resistance Through Rituals quickly became a key text both in youth research and in the teaching of youth culture as an academic subject.” (1) In Resistance Through Rituals there are many essays/extracts that are not primarily concerned with music and/or style. What I am after is help finding any work that members of the list may know that uses or engages with the general BCCCS framework (in a positive/affirmative or critical manner) but does so without the now normal focus on style or music subcultures. I am thinking along the lines of Jon Stratton’s piece in the Subcultures Reader or Bert Moorhouse’s very brief comments in his Driving Ambitions regarding Paul Willis’s work.

Blog Friends

Robin over at Dread, Walking has posted a further revised version of the translation of Badiou’s Numbers that he is doing. Well worth checking out and Robin should be applauded for his efforts!!! I still haven’t figured out Badiou’s use of set theory yet, and I used to be ok at maths! I have a nagging suspicion that it involves something like the fallacy required for the old teleological proof of God. (And I am not joking, just confused, orificer!) Although Daniel Smith’s essay “Badiou and Deleuze on the Ontology of Mathematics” in the Hallward edited collection Think Again clears up a number of things in my understanding of both Deleuze and Badiou. ‘Axiomatics’ vs ‘problematics.’ I will have to write a post on this later.

Oh, I added PHDBLOGIT to my blog roll. The blogger in question is now a colleague of mine at the CCR! Fantastic. Another PhD blogger! w00t!!!!!!!111

Lastly, I am up late. Just figured out how to start my due-at-the-end-of-the-month non-places article as I was going to sleep. How often does that happen!?!?! All the bloody time! Damn crepuscular thought/sleep events…

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The Birth of a Monster: Eye, Spit, Laugh, #2

Jean hits on an interesting theory. I decided to do a little in(ternet)vestigation. 

In high school (Ridgemont High) he had some fast times as a ‘bud stoner’:


Then he gets hauled off by some Nazi’s who run a fuckin stupid backwater right-wing religious-zealot state in the US by accidently getting caught walking around town in some low-rider Levi’s with his g-string showing:

After some severe brain washing (continual loops of Jerry Springer, Oprah and Sesame Street episodes) while in prison…

…he attempts to resist their extreme right-wing stupidity by going Jesus/Achey-Breaky-Heart-mode like most other idiot Americans:

Then he begins sucking a lot of moneyed mon-eye at treefiddy a blow (he started off doing it for free because he liked it, which is cool, but then he realised that he’s got a mean vacuum of a mouth and he could make those daddies pant):

He eats too many late-night kebabs after drinking binges stemming from his innate self-hatred and inability to be at peace with the world. He ultimately fails as a human being by becoming the columnist-cum-right-wing/Howard-apologist we all know and hate: