Aldershot: Arena, 1994. First edition. As New. Aldershot: Arena, 1994. First edition. As New. Moore, David. The Lads in Action: Social Process in an Urban Youth Subculture. Aldershot, England: Arena, 1994, first edition. Hardcover with glossy illustrated boards, no jacket as issued, 6 3/16 by 8 13/16-inches, xiii, 161 pp. Fine with only the faintest signs of shelf wear – appears unread. Third in the Popular Cultural Studies series that also includes Rave Off: Politics and Deviance in Contemporary Youth Culture and The Passion and the Fashion: Football Fandom in the New Europe where, evidently, Arena aims to take the fun out of everything. Lads offers an “anthropological account of an urban youth subculture based on participant observation in Western Australia. Eschewing traditional sociological perspectives on youth, such as analysis based on social class or ‘deviance,’ he seeks instead to examine the day-to-day lifestyle of Perth skinheads, an exported and modified version of the original English youth subculture.” Chapters include “Scenes, Venues and Eras,” “Ritual Violence and Symbolic Solidarity,” “Skinhead Relationships with Young Women,” etc. Part sociological study and part storytelling, illustrated with four images from Nick Knight’s "Skinhead.