Friday, March 27, 2015

dead end culture - hipster critiques

An essay on hipsterism-critique that references Retromania and Douglas Haddow's Hipster: The Dead End of Western Civilization.

Hadn't realised that Haddow sounds such a Retromania-ish note in this pronouncement:

"Haddow even goes so far to claim that the hipster “represents the end of Western civilization – a culture lost in the superficiality of its past and unable to create any new meaning” or “a culture so detached and disconnected that it has stopped giving birth to anything new

That's a decadence argument, in the tradition of Spengler and "pattern-work", the devolution of vital cultures into effete civilisations....

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