Subculture, the Meaning of Style Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Dick Hebdige
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 5, Hebdige says mass media defines what?

2. In Chapter 4, how do the Teddy Boys feel about life?

3. The actions of people are many times persuaded by what?

4. What types of alteration is Britain experiencing?

5. Which of the following do Rastafarians say is the strength behind their beliefs?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Punk different from other white subcultures?

2. How do the Mods practice the "norms" of the mass culture and traditions of a subculture?

3. Why does Hebdige say that Reggae is primarily a black subculture?

4. How do the Skinheads identify with black subcultures?

5. How does Hebdige say some members of the mass culture view the British youth of the different subcultures?

6. How does Hebdige feel about common objects when in the hands of the dominant culture as opposed to being in the hands of a subculture?

7. What physical and social affect did the London heat wave of 1976 have on the people of London according to Hebdige?

8. According to Chapter 3, what is the main difference between the subcultures of Reggae and Rastafarians?

9. In Chapter 5, what does Hebdige say is important with regard to why a subculture is formed?

10. How do the Rastafarians modify the Christian religion?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does the author describe the media's affect on how the public views the Punk subculture? Give specific examples of ways the media can affect the subculture both positively and negatively.

Essay Topic 2

Who is George Jackson? What are his opinions of the black race? Does he believes blacks are treated equally? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

How did black migration to London affect the black immigrants and the youth of Post-War Britain? Give specific examples and explain the positives and negatives of the move.

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