This week, we are talking Straight Edge and the Hardcore music scene with not one but two special guests! Colin Eager is a PhD candidate at the University at Buffalo who studies youth culture and political radicalization in the Reagan era, and Mark Miller is the host of HMNI Fanzine podcast, a hardcore podcast inspired from his earlier work on hardcore fanzines. Join Marissa, Averill, Colin, and Mark as they discuss music, the Straight Edge scene, activism, and youth culture. It’s a crossover episode you won’t want to miss!
Show Notes and Further Reading (and Listening!)
Ross Haenfler, Straight Edge: Hardcore Punk, Clean Living Youth, and Social Change, (New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2005).
Ross Haenfler, Subcultures: The Basics, (London: Routledge, 2013).
Dick Hebdige, Subculture: The Meaning of Style, (London: Routledge, 1979).
Gabriel Kuhn, Sober Living for the Revolution: Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge, and Radical Politics, (Oakland: PM Press, 2010).
Jamie Mullaney, “All In Time: Age And The Temporality Of Authenticity In The Straight-Edge Music Scene,” Journal Of Contemporary Ethnography 41:6 (2012): 611-635.
Robert Wood, “The Straightedge Youth Sub-Culture: Observations on the Complexity of Sub-Cultural Identity,” Journal of Youth Studies, 6:1 (2003): 33-52.
Devil’s Advocate-Buffalo Style Demo 2005
Minor Threat-Straight Edge
Youth of Today biography on Revelation Records