A new and short guide to the Hipster has been published: What Was the Hipster: A Sociological Investigation. One writer gives a concise guide to when the term came into popular usage:
According to a panel convened by n+1 last year at the New School, the term “hipster” re-entered the contemporary lexicon in or about 1999 (it had earlier been used interchangeably with “hepcat” in the Beat era), with the arrival of modish young men in trucker hats on Bedford Avenue.
This seems to be one of those buzz words that is difficult to define exactly. And what percentage of hipsters live on college campuses?
The book title also seems to suggest that hipsters have already had their time. If this is the case, what is next?