ABSTRACT

'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

chapter |4 pages

Introduction

Subculture and Style
ByDick Hebdige

chapter |15 pages

One

ByDick Hebdige

part |50 pages

Some Case Studies

chapter |7 pages

Two

ByDick Hebdige

chapter |16 pages

Three

ByDick Hebdige, Dick Hebdige

chapter |25 pages

Four

ByDick Hebdige, Dick Hebdige

part |70 pages

A Reading

chapter |17 pages

Five

ByDick Hebdige

chapter |10 pages

Six

ByDick Hebdige

chapter |13 pages

Seven

ByDick Hebdige

chapter |15 pages

Eight

ByDick Hebdige

chapter |6 pages

Nine

ByDick Hebdige

chapter |7 pages

Conclusion

ByDick Hebdige