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A cultural studies classic, but some inexcusable errors in nomenclature.
on 5 October 2016
Hebdige's book is a undoubtedly a seminal text in British cultural studies, and he assuredly drops all the right names - Hall, Adorno, Barthes, Hoggart and Williams et al. But he's not on such solid ground when naming the sub-cultural "markers" he discusses - Eddie Cochran becomes Eddie Cochrane, Rico, the great Jamaican trombone player, becomes Reco, and Miles Davis becomes Milos Davis, to name but three out of over a dozen. Typos or very poor research? Either way, inexcusable for an academic and his editors.