ABSTRACT

In this coda to Parts 2 and 3 of the book, hipsters and bogans make a brief comeback to discuss the symbols of class in and around the DIY scene. They are also used to show how in personal discussions about these figures, as opposed to their use in mediatised representations, they may be drawn upon in an ironic and self-referential manner. Where media representation involves vertical hierarchical positionality (see Bottero 2004), as Rossiter (2013) notes, the everyday conversational use of these figures may not be as fraught with symbolically violent antagonism and can be used to express a self-deprecating horizontal positionality.