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“I'm Gonna Gather Up All My Friends, And We're Gonna Sing These Songs Together”: Autoethnography, Individual Meanings, and Social Relationships in Punk Scenes

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“I'm Gonna Gather Up All My Friends, And We're Gonna Sing These Songs Together”: Autoethnography, Individual Meanings, and Social Relationships in Punk Scenes

Stager, Andrew (2013) “I'm Gonna Gather Up All My Friends, And We're Gonna Sing These Songs Together”: Autoethnography, Individual Meanings, and Social Relationships in Punk Scenes. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Abstract

This thesis examines the varying ways that individuals participate and identify with punk scenes. Based on autoethnographic methods of inquiry, the text forms its arguments through narrative dialogue and theoretical knowledge. Most often, studies on punk are situated in a subcultural framework. In this thesis, it is argued that 'scene theory' is a more favourable theoretical framework for studying punk. A selection of punk scenes are interpreted through the ways that individuals find meaning in their participation. Understanding punk scenes through individual perspectives presents an opportunity to understand the ways that participation in punk intersects with other facets of daily life. Punk scenes are understood as but one socio-cultural element within participants’ multifaceted lives. In this thesis, punk scenes are studied in terms of their overlaps, intersections, and influences on individual perceptions of self within social relationships.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Communication Studies
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Stager, Andrew
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Media Studies
Date:April 2013
ID Code:977088
Deposited By: ANDREW STAGER
Deposited On:19 Jun 2013 15:48
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:43
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