Hipster (contemporary subculture)

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Hipster refers to a subculture of young, urban middle-class adults and older teenagers. Hipsters first appeared in the 1990s and became more noticeable in the 2010s.[1] It is based on the earlier movements in the 1940s. Hipsters listen to independent music and alternative music. They dress in clothes that are different from other people. Hipsters wear vintage clothes and thrift store clothes. Hipsters believe in progressive or independent politics.[2][3] They have an alternative way of living.

Hipster culture mixes styles, tastes and ways of behaving.[4] Christian Lorentzen of Time Out New York says that hipsters copy many styles, including beat, hippie, punk, and grunge.[5] Lorentzen says that hipsters are mostly white 18- to 34-year old people.

In a Huffington Post article entitled "Who's a Hipster?", Julia Plevin says that it hard to define who is a hipster.[6]

As hipsters moved into suburbs near New York City, The New York Times made up the new word "Hipsturbia" to describe how hipsters live in suburbs.

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  1. Delaney, Brigid (November 6, 2010). "Hipsters in firing line in 2010's culture war". Sydney Morning Herald. http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/society-and-culture/hipsters-in-firing-line-in-2010s-culture-war-20101105-17hej.html.
  2. "Poll: Many Americans dislike hipsters, are open to hipster annoyance levy". Washington Times. 2013-05-13. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  3. October 12, 2010  (2010-10-12). "What do hipsters and pornography have in common? - latimes.com". Latimesblogs.latimes.com. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  4. Douglas Haddow (2008-07-29). "Hipster: The Dead End of Western Civilization". Adbusters. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  5. Lorentzen, Christian (May 30–June 5, 2007). "Kill the hipster: Why the hipster must die: A modest proposal to save New York cool". Time Out New York. http://www.timeout.com/newyork/article/4840/why-the-hipster-must-die.
  6. Julia Plevin. "Who's a Hipster?" Huffington Post. August 8, 2008