Dick Hebdige's Subculture: The Meaning Of Culture Analysis

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Youth cultures are a swiftly changing dynamic that goes hand in hand with the modern and the worldwide surrounding conditions we live in. Every minute something happens, fast change means more generational gap as things moves too fast to change to fit. In a culture, the community there are smaller cultures within a bigger culture that represent smaller groups of people with almost the same interests or beliefs that differ from those in the bigger community. Older generations often see their children as humans rotating around the hip new music, relaxation methods, activity or style but what they do not see is how this is their outlet into resisting the norm, the routine that is slowly suffocating them. Their “deviance” as seen by society is a way of trying to accomplish social justice, anti-racism, having a non-prejudiced environment among other problems they are trying to overcome. In the 1979 book by Dick Hebdige “Subculture: The Meaning of Culture” the book and its content relates more to the Birmingham School, Hebdige argued that a subculture is a way of destroying the normalcy. These subcultures are seen as negative due to the criticism is given to them by media outlets and how they fight against the societal norms, but they are also a way of solace for those standing out, those who feel neglected by the society. Their togetherness with one belief, like-minds makes them get a sense of belongingness and an identity that is theirs. In this essay, the main themes discussed

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