Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.
mike868y just got pwned
Do you have a pic of that thing perchance ?
It hurt me just to read the abstract, and I just read the entire article. I feel like I was just bumfucked by SZ. Why did it take those motherfuckers so many convoluted sentences and technical terms to say something so fucking obvious?
I wish that I could take my red editor's pen to that monstrosity.
Most research in this discipline basically states that peeps dig them consumption myths, I know it sounds pretty intuitive to you but "hipsters" as we see them are a relatively recent phenomenon and most research focuses on cultural or economic capital that is more heavily transferable and mainly linked to "class" not "subculture".
Read this, for example:
I'm good, thanks!
I guess direction was a bad choice of words on my part. I'm not even sure what I want to wear at this point, or even if I should just give it all away and start over.
1) I actually do some of this type of research.
2) Approximately 99.99% of all these conclusions are intuitive to any reasonably astute observer of pop-culture.
3) Social scientists are generally nerds who are non particularly astute observers of any type of social phenomenon, and these types of analyses are their desperate attempts to people with borderline Aspergers trying to figure out how the fuck people operate.
The one thing that I get out of all this is that saying "Cultural Capital" is pretty cool. Saying "consumption myths" just makes you sound like a pinko.
Hey mang! As an actual social scientist who uses statistics and math and that sort of stuff, well, I would have to say I disagree. However, you're spot on if you're talking about humanities and critical sociology type folks who like to waste their (and everyone else's) time crafting bloated, polemical arguments about essentially nothing.
Fine. This. But honestly, some of the tools we use, like narrative analysis and thematic content analysis, are essentially there because we feel like we need a quantitative measure of something that can easily be qualitatively observed. Same thing goes for things like modified graph theory. My wife is a mathematician, as is my brother. A handful of people excepted, mathematicians have no idea how the fuck people act and think either.
Of course mathematicians have no idea how people operate - that's why they're mathematicians. And, while I get what you're saying, narrative analysis generally isn't a type of quantitative analysis and content analyses don't purport to describe human behavior outside of manifest media content.
My half-hearted defense of the quantitative social sciences is as follows: in our lives, across any task, most people just sort of blur into an amorphous blob. We, of course, have the outliers, the few folks that blanket the majority with either their stupidity or their splendor. That's human behavior in its essence, no? The bell curve is a spiritual thing.
I want vintage!
Quit now and become a writer.
Ha, tried that. Pays like shit and all the other writers are dickholes.
I love cultural capital.
New favourite sentence.
here's all the cultural capital I need:
*slaps dick onto tabletop and all the hipster babes start swooning*
and inspectah decks verse from Triumph is playing in the background
^ Defining try hard.
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