Review Essay: Youth—Youth Culture—Techno


  • Benjamin Stingl



youth, youth research, youth culture, subculture, techno, generation, Germany


The book under discussion is an interdisciplinary anthology investigating German Techno culture. By reconstructing central paradigms of sociological youth and youth culture research, the review tries to establish youth culture as a time-specific solution of juvenile behavior uncertainties. With the stress on explanation patterns of social change such as "disembedding" (in the notion of Anthony GIDDENS) and emphasis on the description of a scene and event culture, the anthology fails to offer deeper insight into the lives of young people apart from techno events, thereby missing its goal to release the Techno culture from prejudices. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0302133


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Author Biography

Benjamin Stingl

Benjamin STINGL, M.A., Studium der Germanistik, Anglistik, Philosophie und Psychologie an den Universitäten Freiburg und Hamburg. Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Informatik und Gesellschaft Freiburg, Abt. 1 Modellbildung und soziale Folgen.



How to Cite

Stingl, B. (2003). Review Essay: Youth—Youth Culture—Techno. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 4(2).