Skinheads: A Guide to an American Subculture (Guide to Subcultures and Countercultures Series)

By: Travis, Tiffini; Perry Hardy

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Hardcover with glossy, illustrated boards, 16 by 24 cm, xxxiv 161 pp., 25 black and white photos. Very good, unread copy with only a few faint scratches on the boards. Focusing on all aspects of skinhead culture, this book details the “first generation” U.S. skins from the early-1980s onwards. From the book: “Skinheads—hostile, confrontational, violent, neo-Nazi hooligans, right? Bald heads, steel-toed boots, and utter contempt for middle-class living? Yes, many who identify themselves as skinheads fit this description—and make most of the headlines—but the overall skinhead subculture is far more diverse in politics, attitudes, fashion, and music than most people realize. Skinheads […] is an insider’s look at the history of skinheads in the United States, from their emergence from the U.S. hardcore underground in the 1980s in New York City; Chicago; Washington, DC; and Los Angeles, to the current scene that thrives in many major metropolitan areas today. What makes this revelatory book so compelling is its one-of-a-kind view of skinhead culture from the inside out. Coauthor Perry Hardy is a skinhead, bass player for the band, The Templars, and veteran member of the American skinhead scene since the onset of the movement. Based on his experiences, plus interviews with dozens of skinheads of all kinds, Skinheads draws back the curtain to reveal a world that more often is simply a haven for those disaffected from society, rather than a subculture of hatred and violence.”

Title: Skinheads: A Guide to an American Subculture (Guide to Subcultures and Countercultures Series)

Author Name: Travis, Tiffini; Perry Hardy

Categories: Music, Skinhead,

Edition: Second printing

Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA, Greenwood Press (ABC-CLIO, LLC): 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2421