Kochan, Brian J.
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Thesis (M.S.) in Communication--University of Maine, 2006. Includes vita. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 110-112).
Contestação, comunicação e consumo: a cena straight edge brasileira Defense, communication and consumption: the Brazilian scene straight edgeTangerino, Denise de Paiva Costa 24 March 2011 (has links)
Made available in DSpace on 2016-10-13T14:10:34Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 DenisedePaivaCostaTangerino.pdf: 6742036 bytes, checksum: c72e5b5ea68e7483a81000d2c10c9299 (MD5) Previous issue date: 2011-03-24 The present thesis focuses on the analysis of communicational actions articulated to consumerist practices of one of the most lasting contemporary juvenile movements, the socalled straight edge. Is proposal includes both the criticism towards mass media and capitalist-rooted consumer society , spreading idiosyncratic values. Assuming a antisystemic approach, it also builds own paths of consumerism, both symbolic and material. It is also to be noted, yet, a strong communicational and technological basis of this movement, which complexly articulates local, regional and global flows. Through a multi-methodological emphasis documental research, bibliographic revision, observation with ethnographic approach the thesis aims to spot within the speeches and narratives of the youngsters the acting line and movement impacts in terms of tendencies and/or new approaches towards the upraising interaction among mediatic cultures and consumerist cultures. Este trabalho tem por objetivo analisar ações comunicacionais articuladas às práticas de consumo de um dos mais atuantes e duradouros movimentos juvenis da contemporaneidade, o chamado straigh edge. Sua proposta ativista inclui tanto a crítica da mídia de massa e da sociedade do consumo de base capitalista, quanto, ao mesmo tempo, a construção de uma rede de consumo paralela , difundindo valores idiossincráticos. Assumindo uma postura anti-sistêmica, também constrói trajetórias próprias de consumo, tanto simbólicas quanto materiais. Nota-se, ainda, uma forte base comunicacional e tecnológica neste movimento, que articula com complexidade fluxos locais, regionais e globais. Através de uma ênfase multimetodológica pesquisa documental, revisão bibliográfica, observação com viés etnográfico a dissertação buscará identificar nos discursos e narrativas desses jovens as linhas de atuação e impactos do movimento em termos de tendências e/ou novas abordagens da crescente interação entre culturas midiáticas e culturas do consumo.
Kochan, Brian J.
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Gordon, Alastair Robert
This thesis examines how select participants came to be involved in DiY punk culture, what they do in it, and how, if they do, they exit from the culture. Underpinning this will be an ethnographic examination of how the ethics of punk informs their views of remaining authentic and what they consider to be a sell out and betrayal of these values. I illustrate how such ethics have evolved and how they inform the daily practice of two chosen DiY punk communities in Leeds and Bradford. I show how these communities reciprocally relate to each other. I ask such questions as what do the participants get out of what is often experienced as hard work and toil, particularly where it is fraught with a series of dilemmas bound up in politics, ethics, identity and integrity. I offer a grounded theory of how and what ways those involved in DiY punk authenticate themselves in their actions. This will demonstrate how and, more importantly, why DiY punks distinguish their ethical version of punk over and above what are taken as less favourable forms of punk. What happens if previous passionately held DiY beliefs are surrendered? Severe consequences follow should a participant sell out. I present an account of these and suggest that what they involve is not the clear-cut question that is sometimes assumed, either sincerely or selfrighteously.
This thesis handles with the lifestyle of Straight Edge youth subculture. This subculture is identified by refusing alcohol, drugs, tobacco, sexual promiscuity and emphasizing moral compassion. First the thesis describes the lifestyle in general, including the typical attitudes, values and freetime activities. Further it reflects subcultures, their place within society, their specifics, and maps the academic studies of (post)subcultural theories. Following part describes the Straight Edge subculture in detail and is asking the question whether this subculture can fulfill the function of the substition of religion. The qualitative analysis then focuses on the lifestyle of the individual followers, their perception of the community, the relationship with society and selfpresentation. Additionaly the thesis presents the ethical and moral dimension of Straight Edge and delas with the problem of commercialism of subcultures.
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