Subculture, the Meaning of Style Topics for Discussion

Dick Hebdige
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In what way might a subculture be seen as beneficial to the dominant culture?

Why might a subculture seek to avoid commodification?

In what way are Hebdige's theories influenced by Marxism?

Hebdige implies that gem-studded safety-pins contributed to the downfall of the punk subculture. How might this be the case?

Why is it ironic that '50s teddy boys committed violence against blacks?

Hebdige suggests there is a kinship between punk and reggae. In what way are the two subcultures similar?

Hebdige says that the mods "went missing." What does this mean? What happened to the mod subculture?

Would mass culture be better off without subcultures? Why or why not?

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