Introduction to Subcultural Anthropology: Kogal

The following entry originally appeared on the Amoeblog Even disregarding the sense having to do with bacteria, there are many definitions of “subculture.” The longest that I’ve found is that of the The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition: A group within a society that has its own shared set of customs, … Continue reading Introduction to Subcultural Anthropology: Kogal

Introduction to Subcultural Anthropology: Paninaro

On this day (22 September), 1986, the Pet Shop Boys released the single “Suburbia” b/w “Paninaro,” which introduced an Italian subculture to the wider world. It was certainly my introduction. Paninari (the plural of Paninaro) were an Italian youth subculture in the 1980s. Their name came from the word “panino,” Italian for “bread.” La Stampa branded them that due to the … Continue reading Introduction to Subcultural Anthropology: Paninaro

Pan-Asian Metropolis

Los Angeles is the world’s great Pan-Asian Metropolis. In Los Angeles, Asians and Pacific Islanders together comprise more than 15% of population. They are the most numerous racial minority and the fastest growing. Recognized Asian ethnic enclaves include Cambodia Town, Chinatown, Filipinotown, Koreatown, Little Bangladesh, Little India, Little Osaka, Little Saigon, Little Seoul, Little Tokyo, and Thai Town. The Los Angeles urban … Continue reading Pan-Asian Metropolis

Marking the end of an Eight Year Venture, or, My Final Post

The following entry originally appeared on the Amoeblog This is my last dispatch for the Amoeblog.   I started blogging for Amoeblog on 26 July 2007. In that time I created a few series for the Amoeblog: One Album Wonders (profiles of bands which only released one album), Brightwell’s Top 10 (my favorite tracks from the … Continue reading Marking the end of an Eight Year Venture, or, My Final Post