Here’s where I’ll post bits of news, information, and updates to the course schedule, assignments, etc. I’ll also post Interesting Things.

Here are some very brief articles from a cultural studies perspective that might be of use as you venture into the territory of the short paper:

Cultural Responses of the Teds

The Meaning of Mod

The Skinheads and the Magical Recovery of Community

Doing Nothing

Check out this contemporary report on Mod and Rocker activity at Brighton in 1964.

Here are three articles on reading the semiotics of fashion that you may find helpful:




Great video that shows plenty of images of Teddy Boys (never mind the music, but for once it is worthwhile reading the comments).

Here is the Hebdige reading  for next week. Excerpt from Hebdige – Subculture

“Rock, Fashion, and Performativity” reading. Fashion Cultures Chapter

“Popular Music and Fashion” reading. British Culture Chapter

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