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Subcultures Today and Tomorrow Webinar

Course description


Join us for this live webinar on Subcultures Today and Tomorrow, with Kevin Quinn and Dr Ray Kinsella.

This session will look at the residual power and value of British subcultures almost 80 years after their inception.

We will investigate how subcultures exist, survive and thrive in online spaces and how are ‘alternative’ identities performed, represented, ‘lived’ and relived. We will also consider how cyber-capitalism both potentially absorbs and recuperates any subversive potency and churns out stylistic simulacra yet also enables the transmission of subcultural tropes globally.

We will compare and contrast fandom (on and offline) and discuss the gendered nature of fandom and explore why masculine subcultural practitioners are deemed ‘authentic’ whereas female are dismissed as ‘inauthentic’.

Who should attend this session?

This webinar is aimed at anyone with an interest in the history of British youth subcultures, and what their role and state is in the present day.


After this session you will:

  • Gain an critical understanding of online subcultures
  • Recognise the role that the internet plays in subcultural dissemination
  • Understand how subcultures exist and thrive in online spaces
  • Grasp the significance of gendered fandom and an understanding of how ‘authenticity’ is constructed and articulated

Each webinar will feature:

  • Expert knowledge from industry professionals
  • Opportunities to meet other like-minded creatives
  • A chance to join the conversation with a live Q&A
  • Our webinar sessions are aimed for anyone looking to upskill and develop their professional practices. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion.

We have other webinar sessions coming up soon. See our full webinars list.

Available dates

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Topics to be covered:

  • British subcultures and how they manifest almost 80 years after their inception
  • The role of cyber-capitalism in the development of online sub-cultures
  • The various subcultures operating in online spaces
  • How gendered ‘authenticity’ is constructed within online subcultures


To take part in this webinar session you will need:

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Chrome)
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended. The built-in microphone in your device would also be fine)
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection - we recommend a minimum of 2 Mbps download, and 1 Mbps upload, faster if possible. You can test your network speed here -

We recommend you have:

  • A notebook
  • A pen
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This Webinar will look at the residual power and value of British subcultures almost 80 years after their inception.

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