I think there are a lot of bars, for instance, whose cultures would be seen as "rough" and "hostile" and "unwelcoming"; there just isn't the same culture pressure to domesticate these spaces for whatever reason
Yeah it's hard to say. I think about a lot of the safe space/hostile work environment discourse this way. A startup is a heterotopia of sorts: it's like 4-8 boys in their twenties who often live/eat/shit together, coming up with their own culture. It's "frontier" culture—anything's up for...
I dunno if "disruption" covers it; the key is heterotopia—other place. Foucault's term for these strange spaces where new and alternative social structures can pop up because they're not settled by Town yet, they're filled with barbarians figuring out their own way. You exit, then return, hero's...
I think his hypertext has gotten way baroque and overkill lately but
His stuff on modafinil, bitcoin, others are the best entries on their subject on the web I think, or were at some point a few years back when I checked
This is the structure of so much classical work it makes my head spin. See Pentheus, teenage boyruler in Bacchae, trying desperately to contain his heterosexuality while his mother and her lesbian bakkhai horde tear him limb from limb in the forest
This is the "Another Green World" idea—the Shakespeare characters go out to the forest on some festive pagan holiday, and do all this crossdressing transformation stuff, and explode/subvert the norms of Town, and then they come back better for it, and maybe show some of their ways to the townspeople
I think the idea of inside/outside is pretty key to subculture stuff. I think we should probably just taboo the word "counterculture"; it implies a mainstream, and we don't really have that anymore.