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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant case study of subcultures.
I used this book this book extensively throughout writing my dissertation and without it I don't know where I would have been. It raised many important issues about various subcultures and Hebidge's arguments are always strong and well constructed. For anyone interested in subcultures and popular music this book is must.
Published on 13 April 2000

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1.0 out of 5 stars top marks for theory, no marks for reality
This is a sociological 'classic', but one well past its sell by date. Time to consign it to the dustbin of outdated academic books. Very clever on cultural theory, but it has little relevance to real life as actually lived by real people. How can the author claim anything about the meaning of style without ever talking to an acutal punk?
Published on 12 May 2002


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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant case study of subcultures., 13 April 2000
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This review is from: Subculture: The Meaning of Style (New Accents) (Paperback)
I used this book this book extensively throughout writing my dissertation and without it I don't know where I would have been. It raised many important issues about various subcultures and Hebidge's arguments are always strong and well constructed. For anyone interested in subcultures and popular music this book is must.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic still, 1 July 2014
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This work remains the classic work on British youth culture. A product of the Birmingham School of Cultural Studies, it examines the style as subterfuge of the punk era and has become the basis for most serious evaluation of youth culture ever since. As fresh as ever, if you have not read it for thirty years, it will repay a revisit
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5.0 out of 5 stars A significant work, 13 July 2013
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This is a seminal work in cultural studies covering some very interesting recent history (mods and rockers, punks etc), but it is also very accessible .
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10 of 31 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars top marks for theory, no marks for reality, 12 May 2002
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This is a sociological 'classic', but one well past its sell by date. Time to consign it to the dustbin of outdated academic books. Very clever on cultural theory, but it has little relevance to real life as actually lived by real people. How can the author claim anything about the meaning of style without ever talking to an acutal punk?
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