Hipsters, like their nonconformists forbearers, live lives in opposition to society. But eventually they’ll learn they’ll never make a living on their music reviews or subpar pottery. However there aren’t enough independent cafés, food co-ops and vegetarian restaurants to hire all the cultural studies majors out there (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics).
A few hipsters, who have already started graduate studies to avoid the real world, will find academia is the only place where their advanced educations in obscure subjects are considered useful. Because of the “publish or perish” mentality it’s only a manner of time until these books show up on your required reading list.