This is mostly a note to myself — an interesting comment on how to define hipsterism, and a potential paper topic. Does it really mean their subculture is hollow? (Of course not, but it’s a jumping off point.)
Hipsters are—by most defintions—dismissive. They sort through the detritus of pop culture, appropriate what they find appealing in its quirkiness, cultivating an aesthetic that considers all but allows surprisingly little. To be hipster is to hate.