7 July 2011

What Was the Hipster?: The Index

The Index

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A

A priorism, 8–10, 61, 152–153
Advertisements, 35, 121
Air Supply, 54
Alife, 9, 137–139
American Apparel, 9, 43, 73, 88
Americana, 9, 147. See also Kitsch
Anderson, Laurie, 19
Anderson, Wes, films of, 10, 19
Asslessness, 96, 121
Authenticity: childhood as, 17; culture of, 40; drugs as, 145; hipster lack of, 82, 87, 93; of hipster women, 26, 125; and hipsterdom, 52–53, 166; in photography, 127. See also Bedbugs
Avant-garde, xvii, 7, 83, 109, 123


B

Baffler, The 141
Baio, Scott, 51–52, 86. See also Charles in Charge
Bangs (hairstyle): 130, 133, 173; perfectly asymmetrical, 85; side, 123; short, 124
Baldwin, James, “The Black Boy Looks at the White Boy,” 103–104
Bar, 57, 142, 144, 171; called Žižek, 71, 73; that one in France, 37; tending, 147, 162 (see also Hipster jobs); Welcome to the Johnsons, 147
Barbès Records, 25–26
Beat, ix–x, 79
Bedbugs, 52, 62, 65
Bedford Avenue, 28, 92, 95, 145; bike lane, 170–171, 176–183
Believer, The 10, 59. See also Dave Eggers
Belle and Sebastian, 11, 19
Belt buckles, 38, 45, 147, 155
Bike: fixed-gear, 165; lane controversy (Hasidim vs. hipsters), 168–183; in suburbia, 20; trick, 137
Blackouts, New York City, 136–138
Bloomberg, Michael, 169–170, 177
Bobo (bourgeois bohemian), 36
Bohemia, 6, 12, 32–33, 36, 49, 62, 95, 142, 145; neo-, 5, 9, 49, 152
Bourdieu, Pierre, Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgment of Taste, xv, 161; reflexivity, xvi, 82. See also Cultural capital
Boutiques: baby, 176; Beverly Hills, 134; hipster, 10, 94–95, 142, 144
Brooks, David, Bobos in Paradise, 36
Bronques, Merlin, 128-131. See also Last Night’s Party
Broyard, Anatole, 7–8, 98, 152–154
Bush, George W., 6, 40
Bushwick: gentrification of, 7, 30, 52, 87, 166; looting in, 136. See also Hipster neighborhoods


C

Cafe. See Coffee
Capital, 150–151, 161, 166. See also Cultural capital; Income
Capitalism, 40, 47–48, 62, 79, 81, 166; anti-, xvii, 54, 101; consumer, 5; online, 12<
Capitol Hill, 7. See also Hipster neighborhoods
Cardigans, 119, 124
Charles in Charge (discussion), 48–54, 84, 89
Charney, Dov, 88, 126. See also American Apparel
Childhood: as hipster ideal, xvii, 10–11, 17, 51, 57–59, 101, 147; suburban, 20–21
Children: 29, 51, 165, 170, 181; as accessories, 57–59; say the darndest things, 92; “Somebody’s Gonna Get Pregnant,” 108. See also Dave Eggers
Chillness, hipster, 131–134. See also Disaffected youth
Class: creative, 29, 32, 40, 45–47, 94, 104, 142–143, 146; declassing, 9, 18, 38, 100, 161; distinction (see Distinction); lower, 27, 39, 151; lower middle, 10, 31–32, 161; middle, xvi–xvii, 25, 108, 141, 147–150, 161–162; mobility, 30–34, 141, 158, 162; upper, 26, 105, 138, 142–143, 146–147, 149, 151, 158, 161–162; upper middle, 32– 33,  171; working, 30, 99
Cobain, Kurt, xii–xiii, 5, 21–22
Cobra Snake, The (Mark Hunter), 128–134
Cocaine, 23, 67, 132. See also Drugs
Coffee, 46, 50, 142–143; -shops, 5, 30, 32, 47, 94, 166
College, x, 33, 105, 141–142; -educated hipsters, 94, 147, 160–161. See also High school
Conservatism: 137; as elitism, 84; “The New Conservatives,” 155–157
Co-optation, ix, 16, 26, 36, 72, 79, 80, 117, 154
Counterculture, xvii, 97, 146. See also Subculture
Cultural capital (Pierre Bourdieu), 79, 161–163
Crimethinc, 46, 72


D

De La Soul, 107, 109
Debt: credit card, 15, 23, 143; national, 43–44, 86; to society, 121
Declassing. See Class
Digital: cameras, 126–127, 129; media, 27
Disaffected youth, 39, 40, 130
Disaffiliation, 7, 9, 25–26, 69, 120, 158
Distinction, xi, 13, 28, 47–48,  94, 105–106, 146, 160, 162. See also Pierre Bourdieu
Douchebag: 114-121; fratty, 116; “hipster,” 119; John Mayer as, 120
Drugs, ix, 23, 26, 67, 132, 145, 182


E

Echo Park, 7, 134. See also Hipster neighborhoods
Eggers, Dave, 11, 57–59; A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, 10
Ellison, Ralph, 153; Invisible Man, 7
Ethnicity, 100, 108, 148–149, 152; hipsterism as, 146–149, 151–158; “unmeltable ethnics” (Michael Novak), 10, 56, 158


F

Facebook, 27, 70, 80
Fashion: industry, 41, 70, 82, 95, 108, 124, 134, 147, 149, 159; spreads, 145; vintage, 12, 132–135; websites, 128, 132–133, 135. See also Hipster fashion
Feminism, 55, 97, 101, 155
Fetishization: of ethnicity, 10, 99, 159; of media, 127, 164
Flaming Lips, The, 11
Flannel, 24, 89, 118, 134, 164. See also Hipster fashion
Florida, Richard, The Rise of the Creative Class, 45
Frank, Thomas, xv, 12


G

Gentrification, 29–30, 45, 94–95, 136–138, 141–145, 166. See also Hipster neighborhoods
Giuliani, Rudy, 136
Glasses: aviator, 9; dark, 129, 153; horn-rimmed, 130, 134; men with, 65, 89; Ray-Ban, 133; Sally Jesse Raphael, 96 
Grunge, xii, 5, 118


H 

Hats: fedora, 141, 173; trucker, xi, 9, 87, 147, 155, 173; Zorro-style, 92
High school, 49, 97, 98, 115, 134, 144, 160–161
Hip-hop, 97, 106–111; conscious, 109. See also Rap
Hippie, ix–x, xii, xiv, 7, 79, 107, 118, 143, 145, 156
Hipster: anti-, 25, 27, 29–30, 92–94; “Blipster” (contemporary black hipster), 108- 109; as bogeyman, viii, 30, 82, 109; boutiques, 10, 94–95, 142, 144; as consumer, 5– 6, 12–13, 40, 48, 144 –145, 165; definitions of, 4–13, 61–63, 83; ethnicity of, 108, 146–  149, 151–158; fantasies of, xi, 38, 100, 104, 135, 145–148; fashion, viii, x–xi, xiii, 27–  28, 41, 50–51, 82, 88, 95, 108, 123–124; 131–135, 147–148, 153–154 159, 164, 167; of  the ’40s and ’50s, ix–x, 7–8, 97–98, 101, 148, 152–155; global, ix, 25– 29, 70–71, 80,  151; as homogenizing force, 27–29, 47; jobs, 5, 30, 41, 44, 73, 93, 125, 135, 147, 151,  162, 166; men, 25, 59, 92, 95–96, 124, 155–157, 164; neighborhoods, ix, 6–7, 15, 18,  30, 41, 52, 87–88, 92–96, 166, 170–173, 175–183; sex life, 19–20; taste, 40, 57, 98–101,  122–123, 128; west coast, 63–67; white, 9–10, 32–34, 38, 94, 136–167; women, xiii,  101–102, 122–135


I

Identity, 9, 81–82, 119, 124, 149, 159
Income: compensation for lack of, 161–162; distribution, 34, 142; generational gaps in, 30, 42–44 
Indie, 5, 21, 132, 135, 163
Inner Mission, 7. See also Hipster neighborhoods
Intern, 30, 75, 131
Internet, 13, 22, 43, 117, 119, 159, 164–165; celebrity, 131–133; globalism, 27, 70, 80, 133–135
Irony, 11, 18, 22, 25, 29, 30, 49, 68, 84, 87, 94, 99–100, 108, 109, 127, 144, 147, 181. See also White ethnic irony


J

Jägermeister, 115
Jamaica Plain, 7. See also Hipster neighborhoods
Jameson, Frederic, 11
Jeans: loose, 118; skinny, 24, 28, 30, 70, 87, 92–94, 105, 108, 121, 124, 126, 134
Jews: Hasidic, 168–183; hipster, 154, 179, 181, 182; Orthodox, 141–142


K

Kennedy, Cory, 131–135
Kitsch, 9, 15; Caucasian, 148–149


L

L train, 85, 173
Lanham, Robert, The Hipster Handbook, 7, 32, 59–60
Last Night’s Party (website), 27, 128–131
Leg warmers, 50, 96
Leggings, 50
Lloyd, Richard, Neo-Bohemia, 5
Losing My Edge (LCD Soundsystem), 60–61
Lower East Side, ix, xvi, 6, 9, 128, 137–147, 149, 151, 158–159, 165–166. See also Hipster neighborhoods
LP record, 165


M

M train, 182–183
Mailer, Norman, xii, 31–33, 79, 103–104, 157–158; “The White Negro,” 7, 10, 38, 98, 153
Mainstream, viii, 5, 28, 31, 68, 79–80, 114, 118–121, 133, 160–163, 166, 173
Marketing, 5, 26, 80, 135, 138, 141, 145
Masculinity, 95, 121, 144, 156
Mayer, John, 119–120
McInnes, Gavin, 155–157
McSweeney’s, 11, 57–59. See also Dave Eggers
Media opportunism. See Co-optation
Midwestern sensibilities, 116, 147
Mustache: anachronistic, 24–25; 1970s, 38, 93, 118, 126; porno or pedophile, 9, 87


N

n+1 subscription. See You won’t regret it
Neoliberalism, xvii, 150
1999, 4, 6, 9–12, 36, 43, 49, 50, 54, 61, 78, 87, 137, 141, 145, 147, 155
Ninjasonik, 108–109
Nirvana (band), 53, 86.
Non-participation, 6, 74–75. See also disaffiliation
Nostalgia: ’50s, 140–141; ’70s, 10, 25, 50, 126–127, 146–148; ’80s, 50, 96, 116; for childhood, 48–53; for genuine subculture, 28; for racial inequality, 19, 34–37; for social equality, 33–34


O

Obama, Barack, 6, 45, 167
Office, The, 119
Organic: food, 94; local scenes, 16, 80
Over-appreciated. See Charles in Charge (debate)


P

Pabst Blue Ribbon, 6, 45, 155
Pale, 19, 126, 132
Parental subsidy, 29, 87, 94, 135, 173
Pavement (band), 46, 63–64, 86
Photography, 28, 36, 122–135
Pitchfork (website), 25, 60, 89
Plateau, The, 7. See also Hipster neighborhoods
Polaroid, 9, 125–129, 132–135
Politics, ix–xi, xvii, 6, 40, 56, 60, 71–75, 98, 101, 109, 156; quietism in, 6, 74–75
Poor people, 18, 39, 121, 141, 151, 161–162
Pornography: 87, 129; amateur, 78, 146; basement, 9–10, 126; pretentious, 144
Post-racial, x, 9, 19. See also Race
Prince Paul, 109
Punk, xii, xiv, xvii, 5, 7, 9, 43, 108, 143, 147, 156, 160


Q

Queen Latifah, 107


R

Race, x, 9, 38, 98–99, 105, 146, 149, 155–158, 163; diversity of, 156
Rap: backpack, 107; gangsta, 109; so-called hipster, 107
Ray-Bans. See Glasses
Reichian therapy, 31
Resistance, x, xiii, 79–80, 177
Responsibility, shirking of, 75, 104
Rhode Island School of Design, 118
Rich people, 18, 26, 105, 128, 138–139, 142, 147, 149, 151, 158, 162, 166
Riot grrrl, 55, 101, 123


S

Scarves, 164; keffiyeh, 118
Scenester, 128. See also Hipster
Self-criticism, possible required generational exercise in, xv 
Self-image, 27, 81–82, 92, 114. See also Identity
Self-loathing, 67, 179
Self-presentation, 81–82, 125, 127, 129, 132–134
Silverlake, 7, 134. See also Hipster neighborhoods
Skater, 9, 93–94, 144–145, 160
Skinny: ass, 121; girls, 92, 95, 108, 131–132. See also Jeans
Slurs, 117, 156–157
Sneakers, 9, 21, 28, 137–139, 143, 159. See also Alife
Social networking, 27, 70, 80, 134. See also Facebook
Socialites, 127, 129
Sociology, xiv, xv, 5, 130, 139, 151
Squares, 31, 153–154
Strokes, The, 11, 163
Suburban, 10, 20, 35, 42, 45, 146–150; computer-bound girls, 42–44, 132


T

T-shirt: 9, 16, 28, 50, 87, 92–93; community pig-roast, 147; ironic, xi, 93, 147–148 vintage, 12
Tattoos, 9, 30, 128, 144, 165
Trucker hats. See Hats
Twee, 19, 43, 60
Twentysomethings, 40, 92, 129. See also Young people


U

Uncle Tom, 107
Urban Outfitters, 16, 134


V

Vice (magazine), 9, 29, 144–145, 148–149, 155–157, 175
Vintage, 12, 132, 134–135, 143. See also Hipster fashion


W

Warhol, Andy, 99, 127, 130, 135
White: “culture,” xvi-xvii, 5–10, 19, 32–33, 56, 78, 99–101, 110, 136–137, 139–149, 154–  158, 163; ethnic irony, 25, 29, 99–100; privilege, 104, 142; trash, 99–100; “white flight,”  10, 148–149
White Stripes, The, 163
Whiteness studies, 100–101, 118
Wicker Park, 5. See also Hipster neighborhoods
“Wifebeaters,” 9, 147
Williamsburg, ix, 6, 15, 18, 41, 88, 92–96, 145, 151, 157, 165, 170–173, 175–183. See also Hipster neighborhoods
Winehouse, Amy, 163
Women, xii–xiv, 95, 100–102, 116, 122–126, 129–135, 164, 171, 173,


X

 XXL (magazine), 106–107


Y

You won’t regret it. See Reichian therapy
Young people, 34, 39, 54–55, 95, 105, 128, 140, 143, 165, 173, 179
Yuppie, 21, 34, 105, 110, 165, 171


Z

Žižek, Slavoj, 71–74, 83, 86, 88; club called, 71. See also Bar
Zombies, 145

Image: Rainbow bicycles, London, September 2010. From Essex Diver.

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