Hipster Myth

Since late 2003, I’ve been working on the intersection if indie culture and mass mediated hipster narrative and the  consumption patterns that emerge as a result of this cooptation. This was my doctoral dissertation, and now is published as an article in abridged and revised form: Click here for the pdf


2011: Sidney J. Levy Award

2005: MSI Alden G. Clayton Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition Honorable Mention

Media Mentions:

“Blank Generation”, Harper’s Magazine

“It’s Hard to be a Hipster”, Wall Street Journal

“The Sad Science of Hipsterism”, Psychology Today

“La Hipster Attitude”, LSA Magazine

“How the Term Hipster Lost its Swing“, Yahoo News, BusinessNewsDaily, LiveScience

“Hipster: from cultural icon to caricature”, WIRED

Ne tirez pas sur le hipster“, La Presse

“Researchers Tackle the ‘Hipster’ Phenomenon”, Miller Mc-Cune

“Hipster? Moi?”, Globe and Mail

“Hipsters Go from Cool to Square, But Don’t Care”, Milwaukee Public Radio

“What is a Hipster”, Isthmus

“Study Says, You Can’t Keep the Hipster Down”, Elle

Video: Cup, “Samish Bottle” (Featuring the Video of the band Cup, heavily sampling the manuscript) , The Fader

“Study uses “hipsters” to explore when cool becomes clichéd”, Montréal Gazette, Vancouver Sun, Ottawa Citizen, Calgary Herald

“What Comes After the Hipster? We Ask the Experts”,

“O que querem os hipsters?”, (SuperInteressante, in Portuguese)

“La vague «hipster» déferle à Montréal” (L’Actualite)

The Hipster Economy (CBC Radio Interview)

PopStuff isn’t Cool Enough to Be a Hipster, (How Stuff Works Podcast)

“Alt Kulture Pazarlamada Riskler” (“Risks in Targeting Countercultures” in Turkish), Patronlar Dunyasi

And when I got really angry at another anti hipster article by the NYT- New York Times Letter to Editor

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