Palahniuk introduces a new kind of hipster
The Beatster, the White Negro, and the Evolution of the Hipster in FIGHT CLUB
The Norman Mailer Society
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The 1950s hipster evolved into the 1960s hippie, who mutated into the 1980s yuppie, but in the meantime the 70s punks arrived on the scene, echoing themes of anger, rebellion, and anarchy. Today’s hipsters are white, affluent, urban millennials who live in gentrified neighborhoods. Tech- savvy, stylistically eclectic, and politically progressive, they now share little of their Hip heritage. These are not Palahniuk’s hipsters. [Author’s Note]