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Science fiction and rock music – a cultural comparison; part 3

Yesterday I discussed the tribal behaviour of subcultures, especially regarding their relations with the mainstream culture. Due to the paucity of comments, I must assume I’ve either blown away everyone with my staggering insights, or baffled and bored everyone into submission…either which way, I’m going to wrap this one up today by discussing recent cultural shifts, and what they mean for subcultures like SF and rock music. Continue reading Science fiction and rock music – a cultural comparison; part 3

Science fiction and rock music – a cultural comparison; part 2

So, yesterday I laid out the framework for my comparison of science fiction and rock music as subcultures with similar relationships to culture at large. In essence, my point was that the people within the fences of these subcultures see themselves and the other inhabitants in a very different and far more pluralist light than people beyond the borders. Today I want to go into more detail about how the subcultures interact with the general culture — to talk about ‘what crosses the barbed wire’, I suppose.

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