Ideas and practices of the skinhead youth counterculture in Belarus

Alaksei Lastouski. Ideas and practices of the skinhead youth counterculture in Belarus // Political Sphere №11, 2008 p. 101-113 ISSN1819-3625

Abstract

The current study is an investigation of the basic ideas and practices of skinheads in Belarus as a local variety of worldwide youth counterculture. There are several themes that are on parade within the frame of the given paper: the origin and development of skinheads’ style, neo-Nazi ideas’ orientation of the skinhead style proponents and the genesis of skinheads’ gangs in Belarus. Special attention has been focused on interrelation of youth counterculture with right-wing radicalism. The authors also touched upon the basic ideas which determine skinheads’ Weltanschauung and practices to support the specific collective identity.

Key words:

Skinheads, youth counterculture, style, collective identity, political radicalism.

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Alaksei Lastouski. Ideas and practices of the skinhead youth counterculture in Belarus // Political Sphere №11, 2008 p. 101-113 ISSN1819-3625

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