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Subculture: The Meaning of Style (New Accents Series) / Edition 1
     

Subculture: The Meaning of Style (New Accents Series) / Edition 1

by Dick Hebdige
 

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ISBN-10: 0415039495

ISBN-13: 9780415039499

Pub. Date: 03/28/1981

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

'Hebdige's Subculture: The Meaning of Style is so important: 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 Stone

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'Hebdige's Subculture: The Meaning of Style is so important: 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 Stone

With enviable precision and wit Hebdige has addressed himself to a complex topic - the meanings behind the fashionable exteriors of working-class youth subcultures - approaching them with a sophisticated theoretical apparatus that combines semiotics, the sociology of devience and Marxism and come up with a very stimulating short book - Time Out

This book is an attempt to subject the various youth-protest movements of Britain in the last 15 years to the sort of Marxist, structuralist, semiotic analytical techniques propagated by, above all, Roland Barthes. The book is recommended whole-heartedly to anyone who would like fresh ideas about some of the most stimulating music of the rock era - The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415039499
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/1981
Series:
New Accents Series
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
285,054
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.60(d)

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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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