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Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
El'mar Nigmatullin
Life and DIY Practices of the Underground Musical Communities Representatives of Saint-Petersburg
Modern Social Analysis
(Master’s programme)
2016
While deviant discourse youth issue sees the DIY-community as an association of entities interested only in achieving personal hedonistic and destructive activities ( "destroying society"), my goal is to try to show that DIY-movement has its own ethical concept, aimed at care on the other.The aim of the work is as follows:learn how to develop the dynamics of individual careers in subcultural participants DIY-community;to highlight the DIY-specific practices (consumer and industrial) DIY-community.;Figure out the structure of the relationship-the DIY community with "their" and "foreign", as well as highlight the conflicts that occur within the community;post analysis of the values of the DIY-community. The survey was taken by 20 in-depth interviews with representatives of the underground music community in St. Petersburg with observation over the DIY practices (visits to concerts and the DIY-events).

DIY is aimed at the destruction of alienating from each other entities boundaries set by the consumer society, and above all, the manufacturer of the consumer. Therefore DIY does not recognize boundaries between consumer and production practices.

Even if the subject is, for example, attend concerts, and uses it as an entertainment service, it still is a manufacturer of participation and thus plays and community supports.Compared with 2000s the DIY-Community ceased to be a "get-together", that is a community of people who know each other personally, and it was "imagined community" (Anderson), that is, the community, the identity of which is supported with the use of technical means of communication (primarily , the Internet).

The paper also shows that the ethical dimension is the main measurement of DIY-movement. The slogan «do it yourself» means exactly ethical perspective, which can be formulated as an attempt to replace the "categorical imperative" of consumer society on the responsibility to their own Desire.

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