“Hipster and (Anti-) Fashion”

In: Steinhoff, Heike (Ed.):  Hipster Culture. Transnational and Intersectional Perspectives. Bloomsbury 2021.

The article elucidates how the performativity of talking and writing about hipsters creates the hipster as a narrative figure of both fashion and anti-fashion and their dialectical relationship. Providing an overview of historical and contemporary dress practices, this chapter illustrates syles including their connotations and gender constructions attributed to hipsters. It also discusses this phenomenon in its relation to pro-fascist body images of masculinity.