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Author Widdicombe, Sue.

Title The language of youth subcultures : social identity in action / Sue Widdicombe, Robin Wooffitt.

Published New York : Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1995.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.235014 WIDD    MISSING
Physical description 250 pages ; 24 cm
Notes Based on 38 interviews with 85 people conducted in Aug. 1987 and Aug. 1989 at locations chiefly in London.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-244) and indexes.
Contents 1. Youth subcultures and sociology -- 2. Individuals and society: the linguistic turn in the study of identity -- 3. Talk, texts and action: some methodological issues -- 4. Conversational organisation and the management of identity -- 5. Some procedures for resisting category ascription -- 6. Language, actions and identity: the use of self -- 7. Authenticity in autobiography -- 8. The bases of affiliation -- 9. Resistance through ritual?: Individualistic and oppositional narratives in formulating the meaning of punk -- 10. Social selves in action.
Summary Offering unique insight into the conversation and language of today's youth, this book focuses on the various uses of language to construct selves and identities, and characterize relationships between individuals, groups, subcultures, and society. Provides an empirical examination of the accounts of members of different subcultures, such as punks and rockers, and the ways that identity and self are constructed. For sociologists and social psychologists.
Other author Wooffitt, Robin.
Subject Youth -- England.
Youth -- England -- Language.
Subculture -- England.
Group identity -- England.
Identity (Psychology) in youth -- England.
Language and culture -- England.
Discourse analysis -- England.
Conversation analysis -- England.
ISBN 0745014194
0133430057 (label mounted on p. [4] of cover)