What is it about?

This article presents an interdisciplinary approach to researching subcultural style and music scene involvement. To communicate individual and collective subcultural traditions of style, this article explores a single case study situated within my larger research setting: Los Angeles's vintage ska & reggae scene.

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Why is it important?

This article is important because it contributes to subcultural studies and fashion studies by presenting a novel approach to researching subcultural style. Additionally, it adds to scholarship on cross-cultural music revivals and vintage style-fashion-dress.


The conceptual approach presented in this article informs my larger research project on style, authenticity, and nostalgia in Los Angeles's ska and reggae revival scene.

Nina Cole
University of California Davis

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This page is a summary of: Scenarios of style: An exploration of subcultural research as embodied practice in Los Angeles’s vintage Jamaican music scene, Critical Studies in Fashion and Beauty, December 2020, Intellect,
DOI: 10.1386/csfb_00016_1.
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