Discussions of street culture exist in a variety of academic disciplines, yet a handbook that brings together the diversity of scholarship on this subject has yet to be produced. The Routledge Handbook of Street Culture integrates and reviews current scholarship regarding the history, types, and contexts of the concept of street culture. It is comprehensive and international in its treatment of the subject of street culture. Street culture includes many subtypes, situations, locations, and participants, and these are explored in the various chapters included in this book. Street culture varies based on numerous factors including capitalism, market societies, policing, ethnicity, and race but also advances in technology. The book is divided into four major sections: Actors and street culture, Activities connected to street culture, The centrality of crime to street culture, and Representations of street culture. Contributors are well respected and recognized international scholars in their fields. They draw upon contemporary scholarship produced in the social sciences, arts, and humanities in order to communicate their understanding of street culture. The book provides a comprehensive and accessible approach to the subject of street culture through the lens of an inter- and/or multidisciplinary perspective. It is also intersectional in its approach and consideration of the subject and phenomenon of street culture.

chapter |7 pages


Disentangling street culture
ByJeffrey Ian Ross

part I|62 pages

Actors and street culture

chapter 1|12 pages

A street culture of homelessness

ByTyler J. Frederick

chapter 2|13 pages

Currando las margenes

Roma Street culture
ByDaniel Briggs

chapter 3|10 pages

Street performers and street culture

ByPaul Watt

chapter 4|11 pages

How municipal police interact with street culture

ByJeffrey Ian Ross, Michael Rowe

chapter 5|12 pages

Youth street cultures

Between online and offline circuits
ByRicardo M.O. Campos

part II|134 pages

Activities connected to street culture

chapter 6|13 pages

Graffiti, crime, and street culture

ByStefano Bloch, Susan A. Phillips

chapter 7|14 pages

From graffiti to gallery

The street art phenomenon
ByG. James Daichendt

chapter 8|10 pages

Taxi driving and street culture

Acquiring and utilizing street knowledge
ByJeffrey Ian Ross

chapter 9|12 pages

Skateboarding and street culture

ByIain Borden

chapter 10|11 pages

Parkour and street culture

Conviviality, law and the negotiation of urban space
ByPaul Gilchrist, Guy Osborn

chapter 11|10 pages

Mobilising street culture

Understanding the implications of the shift from lifestyle bike messengers to gig economy workers
ByJustin Spinney, Cosmin Popan

chapter 12|12 pages

Street vending and everyday life in an authentic 21st century

ByRenia Ehrenfeucht

chapter 13|11 pages

Private uses make public spaces

Street vending in Ho Chi Minh City and Rome
ByFrancesca Piazzoni, Huê-Tâm Jamme

chapter 14|13 pages

Street scavengers and street culture

ByBen Stickle

chapter 15|11 pages

Street life and masculinities

ByChristopher W. Mullins, Daniel R. Kavish

chapter 16|11 pages

Gentrification’s impact on street life

ByMirko Guaralda, Jaz Hee-jeong Choi

part III|64 pages

The centrality of crime to street culture

chapter 17|10 pages

Street culture and street crime

The enduring and unequivocal link 1
ByJeffrey Ian Ross, Bárbara Barraza Uribe

chapter 18|10 pages

The code of the street

Causes and consequences
ByJonathan Intravia

chapter 19|9 pages

A cross-cultural perspective of the code of the street

BySebastian Kurtenbach

chapter 20|11 pages

Street culture and street gangs

ByTimothy R. Lauger, Brooke Horning

chapter 21|10 pages

Suburbia’s delinquent street cultures

BySimon I. Singer

chapter 22|10 pages

Writing “street culture” should be a crime

ByKaren Coen Flynn, Mark S. Fleisher

part IV|99 pages

Representations of street culture

chapter 23|12 pages

The relationship between popular culture and street culture

A case study of Baltimore
ByJeffrey Ian Ross

chapter 24|10 pages

Portrayals of street culture in Hollywood films

ByJames Wicks

chapter 25|15 pages

On the street

Photography and the city
ByDonna West Brett

chapter 26|13 pages

Street styles serenade

Urban street styles emerging from music scenes
ByTherèsa M. Winge

chapter 27|12 pages

Reinventing luxury in the streets

An assemblage view of the relationship between luxury brands and street culture
ByHélène de Burgh-Woodman

chapter 28|11 pages

Language and street culture in the big city

ByEivind Nessa Torgersen

chapter 29|11 pages

Street food and placemaking

A cultural review of urban practices
ByAnna Svensdotter, Mirko Guaralda, Severine Mayere

chapter 30|11 pages

Digital streets, internet banging, and cybercrimes

Street culture in a digitized world
ByRobert A. Roks, Jeroen B.A. van den Broek