Sunday, 25 March 2012

Katie - Skinheads

Subculture - The meaning of Style
Dick Hebdige
Psychology Press, 1979

Here is a a sentence from the book that really grabbed my attention:

…we are interested in subculture – in the expressive forms and rituals of those subordinate groups – the teddy boys and mods and rockers, the skinheads and the punks – who are alternately dismissed, denounced and canonized; treated at different times as threats to public order and as harmless buffoons.

This idea of subcultures being a threat to public order is backed up by the photography in Nick Knights book - SKINHEAD. Some images are shown below. 

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