Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Dressed in Street Fashions? Investigating Virtually Constructed Fashion Subcultures

Subcultures, Bodies and Spaces: Essays on Alternativity and Marginalization

ISBN: 978-1-78756-512-8, eISBN: 978-1-78756-511-1

Publication date: 15 October 2018

Abstract

Still, there is evidence of these subcultures online and growing in substantial numbers regardless of their inception. Furthermore, persons identifying themselves with these groups practice alternativity, which delineates their scenes, artefacts, and practices from those of mainstream Western society. I pursue questions of authenticity regarding these recent fashion subcultures who appear to emerge in close proximity to the launch of specific fashions. The author explores the ways in which these fashion subcultural experiences differ from known subcultures. The author investigates notions of constructed resistance and perceived alternativity and marginalization, as well as how that positionality manifests into a fashion subculture identity.

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Winge, T.M. (2018), "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Dressed in Street Fashions? Investigating Virtually Constructed Fashion Subcultures", Holland, S. and Spracklen, K. (Ed.) Subcultures, Bodies and Spaces: Essays on Alternativity and Marginalization (Emerald Studies in Alternativity and Marginalization), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 13-26. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78756-511-120181003

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Emerald Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2018, Samantha Holland and Karl Spracklen

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