And I just wrote about Hebdige a few days ago for work! Happy to see him pop up in the article, but one note: he never claimed to perform an exhaustive analysis of punk culture; rather, he attempted to link style as a function and external signifier of many subcultures, including punk, rastas, and Teds.
If you’re looking for a detailed analysis of punk, you won’t find it in Subculture: the meaning of style. Instead, you’ll find tools and a (then) unique approach to unraveling the layers of indicators and motivations behind subculture as a whole. Then use that to do your own analysis of punk or whichever subculture moves ya. 
boston:

IDEAS 
The rise of punkademia 
- How do you study a movement that doesn’t want to be studied?
(EVENING STANDARD/GETTY IMAGES)

And I just wrote about Hebdige a few days ago for work! Happy to see him pop up in the article, but one note: he never claimed to perform an exhaustive analysis of punk culture; rather, he attempted to link style as a function and external signifier of many subcultures, including punk, rastas, and Teds.

If you’re looking for a detailed analysis of punk, you won’t find it in Subculture: the meaning of style. Instead, you’ll find tools and a (then) unique approach to unraveling the layers of indicators and motivations behind subculture as a whole. Then use that to do your own analysis of punk or whichever subculture moves ya. 

boston:

IDEAS

The rise of punkademia

- How do you study a movement that doesn’t want to be studied?

(EVENING STANDARD/GETTY IMAGES)