SOC200.1 London Subculture: Collective Identity, Business and Space (Fall, Spring)

How do unsocial hours, drugs, and dancing provide a framework to understand London itself? This course explores the socio-economic realities of nightlife social groups and sites. Using methodologies from sociology and business studies the course is able to attend to two modalities of “value chains” that underpin sub-cultural experiences in club settings. We also examine the dual profit of club culture – allowing collective identities to flourish and cash economies to support vast networks. Students may undertake primary research to unpack the racial, sexual and class issues of club economy and sociality.

Department: Sociology

Location: London

Semesters: Fall, Spring

Credits: 3