Donna Gaines

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Donna Gaines (born March 21, 1951) is a sociologist, journalist, and social worker in the United States.[1]

Gaines is best known for her work on youth suicide and popular culture. Gaines has written features for Rolling Stone, MS, the Village Voice,[2][3] Spin,[4] Newsday and Salon. Gaines is the author of Teenage Wasteland: Suburbia's Dead End Kids (University of Chicago Press 1997)[5] and A Misfit's Manifesto: The Sociological Memoir of a Rock & Roll Heart (Rutgers University Press 2007).[6]


  1. ^ "Burned Out in Bergenfield". 16 June 1991. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Dr. Donna Gaines (11 May 1999). "Bullet Theory". Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Dr. Donna Gaines (30 August 2005). "Last Stand at CBGB". Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Joey Ramone: Too Tough to Die". SPIN. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Donna Gaines. "Teenage Wasteland: Suburbia's Dead End Kids". Entertainment Weekly's Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  6. ^ Johanna Ebner. "A Rebel with a Theory". American Sociological Association. Retrieved 18 February 2015.