User Review - Flag as inappropriate
A foundational text in electronic dance music studies (and club culture studies), and a turning-point in the history of the Birmingham school of subcultural studies. While some of the concepts have become outdated (in particular, scholars have mostly abandoned the concept of "subculture" and the assumptions that often came with it), her adaptation of Bourdieu's "cultural capital" to non-dominant cultural groups (i.e., "subcultural capital") is crucial. Also, her deconstruction of the "mainstream" as a discursive concept remains a reference for discussions of popular music and media.
Review: Club Cultures: Music, Media, and Subcultural Capital (Music Culture)User Review - Goodreads