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Introduction

WithAndy Bennett, Paul Hodkinson

This chapter discusses the issues and questions, and in so doing to begin to set out and define the study of older participation in ‘youth’ music and style cultures as a key emerging area of study. It explores a range of themes connected with ageing in relation to a variety of music scenes and subcultures. Julie Gregory’s chapter moves the focus from continuing to former participants by exploring the narratives and identities of a group of women who identified as ex-ravers in the Toronto dance music scene. Kristen Schilt and Danielle Giffort argue that the camps constitute a development and continuation of Riot Grrl identities and ideologies for the organizers themselves, while creating a space for the emergence of a new generation.