"We Are the Mods": A Transnational History of a Youth Subculture

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Title "We Are the Mods": A Transnational History of a Youth Subculture
Author Feldman, Christine Jacqueline
Year Published 2009
Place of publication United States
Publisher Peter Lang Publishing
Abstract Drawing on archival research, oral history interviews, and participant observation, this examination of the adoption and adaptation of Mod style across geographic space also maps its various interpretations over time, from the early 1960s to the present. The book traces the Mod youth culture from its genesis in the dimly lit clubs of London's Soho, where it began as a way for young people to reconfigure modernity after the chaos of World War II, to its contemporary, country-specific expressions. By examining Mod culture in the United States, Germany, and Japan alongside the United Kingdom, «We Are the Mods contrasts the postwar development of Mod in those countries that lost the war with those that won. The book illuminates the culture's fashion, music, iconography, and gender aesthetics, to create a compelling portrait of a transnational subculture.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.peterlang.net
ISBN 9781433103698
Date Accessioned 2012-03-29; 2012-04-17T22:39:16Z
Research Centre Griffith Centre for Cultural Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Cultural Studies
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/44537
Publication Type Books (Authored Research)
Publication Type Code a1x

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