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Theoretical Approaches: Dick Hebdige ‘Subculture and the Meaning of Style’ (1979) »

Stephen Hill | Monday July 13, 2009

Categories: Key Concepts, Other Topics, Theory, Semiotic Theory, Subcultures

Fig 10: 1977, The Queen is Silver Jubilee and the height of Punk subcultural activity.

The theme of resistance is explored in the seminal work by Dick Hebdige ‘Subculture and the Meaning of Style’ (1979), which builds not only on the work of other cultural theorist from the Centre for Cultural Studies in Birmingham but also the work of French sociologist Jean Baudrillard, particularly The Consumer Society (1970).

Like Baudrillard, Hebdige sees the purchase of material...

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