Subculture: The Meaning of Style

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`Complex and remarkably lucid, it's the first book dealing with punk to offer intellectual content. Hebdige is concerned with the UK's postwar, music-centred, white working-class subcultures, from teddy boys to mods and rockers to skinheads and punks.' - Rolling

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780416708608
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 9/1/1979
  • Series: New Accents
  • Pages: 195

Meet the Author

A renowned cultural critic and theorist, Dick Hebdige has published widely on youth subculture, contemporary music, art and design, and consumer and media culture. His current interests include the integration of autobiography and mixed media in critical writing and pedagogy.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Subculture and Style

ONE

From Culture to Hegemony

PART ONE: SOME CASE STUDIES

TWO

Holiday in the Sun: Mister Rotten Makes the Grade

Boredom in Babylon

THREE

Back to Africa

The Rastafarian

Solution

Reggae and Rastafarianism

Exodus: A Double Crossing

FOUR

Hipsters, Beats and Teddy Boys

Home-grown Cool: The Style of the Mods

White Skins, Black Masks

Glam and Glitter Rock: Albino Camp and Other Diversions

Bleached Roots: Punks and White

"Ethnicity"

PART TWO: A READING

FIVE

The Function of Subculture

Specificity: Two Types of Teddy Boy

The Sources of Style

The Sources of Style

SIX

Subculture: The Unnatural Break

Two Forms of Incorporation

SEVEN

Style as Intentional Communication

Style as bricolage

Style in Revolt: Revolting Style

EIGHT

Style as Homology

Style as Signifying Practice

NINE

O.K., it's Culture, but is it Art?

Conclusion

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