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.
The rise of punkademia
- How do you study a movement that doesn’t want to be studied?
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