Andy Bennett


Core Researcher

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia


University of Kent. Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE).

University of Durham. Ph.D. in Sociology (ESRC scholarship).

University of Hull. MA in Social Work with distinction/ Certificate of Qualification in Social Work.

University of Hull. Humberside College of Higher Education. BA Hons. in Social Science.


Current Occupation

Diretor, Griffith Centre for Cultural Research, Griffith University.

Professor, School of Humanities, Griffith University.

Editor in Chief, Journal of Sociology (the official TASA journal) entre 2009 e 2012.

Member of the editorial board of the several journals: Sociology, Journal of Youth Studies, Continuum, Sociology Compass, Perfect Beat e Canadian Journal of Popular Culture.


Research Interests

Popular music, youth culture, identity and lifestyle, post-subcultural theory, cultural sociology of everyday and ethnographic methodology.


Keep it Simple, Make it Fast!

Brian Eno – Music for Airports (1978) | The Beatles – Abbey Road (1969) | Rush – Moving Pictures (1981).


KISMIF belonging

Development of similar research in the Anglo-Saxon context.

Specific scientific interest in the uniqueness of punk culture and its importance on contemporary youth cultures interpretation.

Development of an international comparison on youth cultures and musical scenes in southern Europe, mainly Portugal.


What do I get?

Punk and social theory.

Punk, historicity and genealogy.

Punk, ageing and gender.

Paths, pathways and punk actors: the actual scenes’ constitution.

Punk, heritage, memories and artifacts.

Punk and social networks.

DIY Careers: social and professional pathways.

Punk, style, aesthetics and corporality.

Markets, borders, memorabilia and retromania.

Artistic creation and underground musical scenes.

New social inclusion dynamics through DIY practices.



BENNETT, Andy (2013) – Music, style and aging: growing old disgracefully? Philadelphia: Temple University Press. ISBN 978-1-43990-809-9.

WESTON, Donna; BENNETT, Andy (eds.) (2013) – Pop pagans: paganism and popular music. London: Equinox. ISBN 978-1844656479.

BAKER, Sarah; BENNETT, Andy; TAYLOR, Jodie (eds.) (2013) – Redefining mainstream popular music. New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-80782-1.

BENNETT, Andy; HODKINSON, Paul (eds.) (2012) – Ageing and youth cultures: music, style and identity. Oxford: Berg. ISBN 978-1847888358.

BENNETT, Andy; Stratton, Jon (eds.) (2010) – Britpop and the English Music Tradition. Aldershot: Ashgate. ISBN 9781409409328.

BENNETT, Andy (2005) – Culture and everyday life. London: Sage. ISBN 0-7619-6390-1.

BENNETT, Andy; PETERSON, Richard (2004) – Music scenes: local, translocal and virtual. EUA: Vanderbilt University Press. ISBN 0-8265-1451.