Author: Deborah Talbot
Deborah is a freelance journalist and qualitative researcher/ethnographer. She specialises in cities and placemaking, culture and politics. She has a PhD in urban geography and is the author of three books. Tweet her at @DeborahHTalbot

Do hipsters really deserve to be blamed for gentrification?

Deborah Talbot takes a look at hipsters and asks, from the perspective of subcultural analysis, what exactly are they all about, and should we be quite so mean to them?

 

Anyone who lives in East London, as I used to until very recently, will be familiar with the term hipster, the (normally male) figures of the shaped hairstyle, unkempt beard, plaid shirt and tight trousers, serving coffee or being served coffee. Read more...