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Book: The Lost Women of Rock Music

Chapter: The Social Context: Academic Writing on Subcultures, the Rock Press and “Women in Music”

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.19555


I will start this chapter with an exploration of attitudes expressed by writers in various relevant fields who explore youth subcultures, deviance and moral panics – the rules and actions of young people that differentiate them from their elders, and the attempts by their elders to define, control and assimilate these differences, generation upon generation; these studies focus almost completely on the activities of young men, probably because the writers, as men, can identify with the rites of passage they are documenting.

Chapter Contributors

  • Helen Reddington ( - book-auth-602) 'University of East London'