Multiple cultural encounters of urban youth in Russia's Muslim regions
The article presents the results of studies of urban youth culture in Kazan and Makhachkala. It draws on the theory of cultural encounters and the cultural scene approach. First, a case study of a Tatar post-folk metal group demonstrates that elements of ethnic culture can be used as a resource for creating communicative ties among young people. Second, a study of anime fans describes the formation of a new cultural style in Makhachkala and the difficulties of interaction of its carriers with a mostly conservative environment.