Kas on alust raakida rahvuslikest subkultuuridest?
ARE THERE ANY REASONABLE GROUNDS FOR SPEAKING ABOUT NATIONAL SUBCULTURES?
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General interpretation of youth subcultures often largely ignores the national element, and in case it is included at all, then only in the framework of local changes in global music or style or cultural and social conflicts. However, my focus in this article lies on studying Germanness in the abovementioned subcultures. I argue that punk and skinhead culture is suited for the working class rebellion because it largely overlaps with the notion of local patriotism in Germany. When looking at the cult of locality in German punk music or loyalty to local and regional beer, this is something that one can also observe among non-subculture individuals. The article exemplifies how the multitude of subcultural styles supports certain anti-glocalisation trends, and how music, style, and alcohol are used to express genuine working class values, political views, and identity concepts.
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