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21st-Mar-2011 02:53 pm
akendrick coffee
Hello,

I'm currently working on a cultural anthropology project and my research topic is examining steampunk as a sub-culture. If anyone has any  link or suggestions for anthropology articles on the subject (or general) and wouldn't mind sharing, please let me know!

Thanks! 
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21st-Mar-2011 09:22 pm (UTC)
Just wanted to wish you luck. I did some work on two subcultures: Dungeons & Dragon players, and vampire subculture (sanquine, psycic and hybrid). It's a good area to get into because there isn't too much work done on subcultures like that.
21st-Mar-2011 09:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It's a little difficult because there isn't too much other work done on it and my prof wants me to reference other studies *sigh* But I'm meeting with her tomorrow to sort that out.
21st-Mar-2011 09:35 pm (UTC)
There was only one publication at the time for my D&D research. I had some trouble convincing my advisor that there weren't any studies to reference. sometimes call you can use are prints for people within the culture to analyze.
21st-Mar-2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
The only article I can think of that is even tangentically related is about the gothic lolita subculture in Japan in the Journal of Linguistic Anthro.
21st-Mar-2011 09:45 pm (UTC)
Nothing to contribute, but this sounds like an awesome project.
22nd-Mar-2011 12:28 am (UTC)
Going to do fieldwork?
22nd-Mar-2011 06:56 pm (UTC)
Look at some of the historical reenactment groups, there are a number of studies about them, and I found them useful.
23rd-Mar-2011 01:27 am (UTC) - pardon all the craplinks- at work and in a hurry
Not sure how much these dissertations and article will actually delve into the behavior of those in the sub-culture. For that, you may want to look at steampunk magazine, and related online communites, message boards and conventions. Hope some of this helps.

1.Creating the Future-Past: Understanding Steampunk as Triadic Movement
http://bir.brandeis.edu/bitstream/handle/10192/24059/burk_steampunk_aug10.pdf?sequence=1

2.GOTHIC HORROR, MONSTROUS SCIENCE,
AND STEAMPUNK:http://firstsearch.oclc.org.ezproxy1.lib.az.us:2048/WebZ/FSPage?pagetype=return_frameset:sessionid=fsapp4-49168-glljy1uj-hli7yc:entitypagenum=10:0:entityframedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dissertations.wsu.edu%2FThesis%2FSummer2009%2Fa_bodley_052109.pdf:entityframedtitle=WorldCat+dissertations+and+theses:entityframedtimeout=10:entityopenTitle=:entityopenAuthor=:entityopenNumber=:

3- possibly: http://www.neovictorianstudies.com/past_issues/Autumn2008/NVS%201-1%20R-Onion.pdf
26th-Mar-2011 02:53 pm (UTC)
This is a really interesting topic. I would be very interested in maybe reading some of your notes.
I'm actually thinking about doing a project on crusty kids (train hoppers, runaways, street kids).
Keep me updated please!
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