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dc.contributor.authorBarone, Stefano
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-29T01:12:00Z
dc.date.available2019-03-29T01:12:00Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1367-6261
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13676261.2015.1048203
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/101341
dc.description.abstractThe paper proposes a reshaping of musical and cultural scene as a framework for the study of youth cultures. Developed in the ambit of post-subcultural theories, scene well represents the forces and flaws of such a category: high dynamism and ethnographic richness on one side; vagueness on the other. In order to reduce such vagueness, I conceptualise sceneness, intended as the substance of scenes, their density in networking and infrastructures. I use Arjun Appadurai’s concepts of locality and neighbourhoods to signify, respectively, sceneness and the actual scenes: in this way I redefine scene as a fragile construct that needs to be ritually revived, and that can work as a context for the development of new meanings and social groups. This implies conflict as a central element of scenes, one which can lead them to disequilibrium and disappearance. Such a redefinition is helpful for analysing fragile scenes which struggle to exist in troubled contexts, such as poor and hostile social environments. I provide, as an example, my ethnographic research on Metal in Tunisia. Caught between idealised images of community and an actual community which was conflictual and ‘fractured’, the Tunisian Metal scene lives a precarious existence threatened by material constraints and cultural marginality.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom20
dc.relation.ispartofpageto35
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Youth Studies
dc.relation.ispartofvolume19
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160899
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.keywordsMusical scene
dc.subject.keywordsPost-subcultures
dc.subject.keywordsSceneness
dc.subject.keywordsMetal
dc.subject.keywordsTunisia
dc.subject.keywordsLocality
dc.titleFragile scenes, fractured communities: Tunisian Metal and sceneness
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBarone, Stefano


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