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Hedge and Subculture in the 21st Century: Through the Subcultural Lens (2020)
Book
Gildart, K., Gough-Yates, A., Lincoln, S., Osgerby, B., Robinson, L., Street, J., …Worley, M. (Eds.). (2020). Hedge and Subculture in the 21st Century: Through the Subcultural Lens. United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28475-6

This book assesses the legacy of Dick Hebdige and his work on subcultures in his seminal work, Subculture: The Meaning of Style (1979). The volume interrogates the concept of subculture put forward by Hebdige, and asks if this concept is still capabl... Read More about Hedge and Subculture in the 21st Century: Through the Subcultural Lens.

The visual vaccine debate on Twitter: A social network analysis (2020)
Journal Article
Milani, E., Weitkamp, E., & Webb, P. (in press). The visual vaccine debate on Twitter: A social network analysis. Media and Communication, https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v8i2.2847

Pro- and anti-vaccination users use social media outlets, such as Twitter, to join conversations about vaccines, disseminate information or misinformation about immunisation and advocate in favour or against vaccinations. These users not only share t... Read More about The visual vaccine debate on Twitter: A social network analysis.

Ripped, torn and cut Pop, politics and punk fanzines from 1976 (2018)
Book
Gildart, K., Gough-Yates, A., Lincoln, S., Osgerby, B., Robinson, L., Street, J., …Morley, M. (Eds.). (2018). Ripped, torn and cut Pop, politics and punk fanzines from 1976. Manchester: Manchester University Press

Ripped, torn and cut offers a collection of original essays exploring the motivations behind - and the politics within - the multitude of fanzines that emerged in the wake of British punk from 1976.

Youth Culture and Social Change: Making a Difference by making a noise (2017)
Book
Webb, P. (2017). A. Gough-Yates, K. Gildart, S. Lincoln, B. Osgerby, J. Street, L. Robinson, …P. Webb (Eds.), Youth Culture and Social Change: Making a Difference by making a noise. Palgrave Macmillan

This book brings together historians, sociologists and social scientists to examine aspects of youth culture. The book’s themes are riots, music and gangs, connecting spectacular expression of youthful disaffection with everyday practices. By so doin... Read More about Youth Culture and Social Change: Making a Difference by making a noise.

Leveraging affect: Mobilizing enthusiasm and the co-production of the musical economy (2016)
Book Chapter
Webb, P., Leyshon, A., Thrift, N., Crewe, L., & French, S. (2016). Leveraging affect: Mobilizing enthusiasm and the co-production of the musical economy. In T. E. Virani, M. Seman, & B. J. Hracs (Eds.), The Production and Consumption of Music in the Digital AgeRoutledge

This chapter considers the promises and problems of fandom and enthusiasm within capitalism, with particular reference to rise of crowdsourcing as a means of mobilising fan enthusiasm to fund new creative projects, with a particular focus on the musi... Read More about Leveraging affect: Mobilizing enthusiasm and the co-production of the musical economy.

Popular Culture, Hybridity and Hip-Hop (2014)
Book Chapter
Webb, P. (2014). Popular Culture, Hybridity and Hip-Hop. In A. Brooks (Ed.), Popular Culture: Global Intercultural Perspectives, (88 -106). Basingstoke: Macmillan Education UK. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-137-42672-7

Chapter on Hip-Hop, hybridity and globalisation. Examines the theoretical approaches to hybridity and cultural processes. Looks at examples of hip-hop in Germany and hip-hop in the UK but specifically in Bristol.

Youth Culture, Popular Music and the End of 'Consensus' (2014)
Book
Webb, P. (2014). The Subcultures Network (Ed.). Youth Culture, Popular Music and the End of 'Consensus'. London: Routledge

This book examines youth cultural responses to the political, economic and socio-cultural changes that affected Britain in the aftermath of the Second World War. In particular, it considers the extent to which elements of youth culture and popular mu... Read More about Youth Culture, Popular Music and the End of 'Consensus'.

Angels, Desire and The Vagabond: Cave's journey to a place of ease. (2012)
Book Chapter
Webb, P. (2012). Angels, Desire and The Vagabond: Cave's journey to a place of ease. In S. Kimchin-Smith (Ed.), Read Write [Hand]: A multi-disciplinary Nick Cave reader, (87 - 100). Silkworms Press

Read Write [Hand]: A multi-disciplinary Nick Cave reader is a provocative new e-collection of illustrated essays, accompanied by illustrative online mixtapes, which interrogates Nick Cave’s literary undertones and emphases, false-starts and fixations... Read More about Angels, Desire and The Vagabond: Cave's journey to a place of ease..

Exploring the Networked Worlds of Popular Music Milieux Cultures (2010)
Book
Webb, P. (2010). Exploring the Networked Worlds of Popular Music Milieux Cultures. London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

This book provides an `insider’ view of worlds of popular music. It shows the relationship between music, creativity, ideas and localities by looking at cities, independents, genre, globalization and musician’s relationships with each other. Webb exa... Read More about Exploring the Networked Worlds of Popular Music Milieux Cultures.

“Utopian Punk”: The Concept of the Utopian in the Creative Practice of Björk (2010)
Journal Article
Webb, P., & Lynch, J. (2010). “Utopian Punk”: The Concept of the Utopian in the Creative Practice of Björk. Utopian Studies, 21(2), 313 - 330. https://doi.org/10.5325/utopianstudies.21.2.0313

ABSTRACT This article is an attempt to firstly locate and situate the creative practice of Björk in the cultural and musical milieu of late 1970s, early 1980s punk and post-punk world. It traces the impacts, relevancies and typifications that were a... Read More about “Utopian Punk”: The Concept of the Utopian in the Creative Practice of Björk.

Infected by the seed of post-industrial punk bohemia: Nick Cave and the Milieu of the 1980s underground (2008)
Journal Article
Webb, P. M. (2008). Infected by the seed of post-industrial punk bohemia: Nick Cave and the Milieu of the 1980s underground. Popular Music History, 3(2), 103-122. https://doi.org/10.1558/pomh.v3i2.103

This article uses the concepts of cultural milieu and music genre to explore the work of Nick Cave in the 1980s and later. Milieu theory is derived from the work of phenomenologists Alfred Schutz and Jorg Durschmitt. The article analyses the transgre... Read More about Infected by the seed of post-industrial punk bohemia: Nick Cave and the Milieu of the 1980s underground.

Accounting for e-commerce: Abstractions, virtualism and the cultural circuit of capital (2005)
Journal Article
French, S., Webb, P., Thrift, N., Crewe, L., Leyshon, A., & French, S. (2005). Accounting for e-commerce: Abstractions, virtualism and the cultural circuit of capital. Economy and Society, 34(3), 428-450. https://doi.org/10.1080/03085140500112160

This paper considers the phenomenon of e-commerce as an achievement of serial acts of representation and re-representation. Drawing upon the concepts of virtualism and the cultural circuit of capital, we attempt to demonstrate the material consequenc... Read More about Accounting for e-commerce: Abstractions, virtualism and the cultural circuit of capital.


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