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Subculture By Dick Hebdige (The University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)

Subculture
by Dick Hebdige (The University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)

This volume is concerned with the UK's postwar, music-centred, white working-class subcultures, from teddy boys to mods and rockers to skinheads to punks.
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Subculture: The Meaning of Style by Dick Hebdige (The University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)

'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

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Table of Contents


General Editor's Preface, Acknowledgements, Introduction: Subculture and Style, 1. From culture to hegemony, Part One: Some case studies, 2. Holiday in the sun: Mister Rotten makes the grade, Boredom in Babylon, 3. Back to Africa, The Rastafarian solution, Reggae and Rastafarianism, Exodus: A double crossing, 4. 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, 5. The function of subculture, Specificity: Two types of teddy boy, The sources of style, 6. Subculture: The unnatural break, Two forms of incorporation, 7. Style as intentional communication, Style as bricolage, Style in revolt: Revolting style, 8. Style as homology, Style as signifying practice, 9. OK, it's Culture, but is it Art?, Conclusion, References, Bibliography, Suggested Further Reading, Index.

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Subculture: The Meaning of Style by Dick Hebdige (The University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
Dick Hebdige (The University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1979-08-16
208
0415039495
9780415039499
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