Projected Tripping: Real Bodies vs. Data Bodies

Tonight, the 8th of June, in Wireframe, come join us for a collaborative art event exploring the overwhelming anxieties toward the future, or future tripping, experienced by students in the moment of moving into the work world. The event, held from 5pm to 7pm in Wireframe, located at the back of the old music library … More Projected Tripping: Real Bodies vs. Data Bodies

Subculture: The Young Generation’s Revolt

Adorned as a classic milestone on the importance of subculture, Hebdige states in his famous novel, “Members of the working-class encounter daily hardships and alienation from the ruling hegemony.” (resonating with Althusser’s interpolation and Marx’s class consciousness as the theoretical framework here). A translation here is to say that the young generations are hell bent, … More Subculture: The Young Generation’s Revolt

Style and Rebellion

Before this class, I had read some excerpts of Dick Hebdige’s book Subculture: The Meaning of Style in a class on fashion history while getting certified in fashion merchandising at a community college. I thought it was interesting to reread the text in the new context of FemTech as opposed to within the fashion world, … More Style and Rebellion

Subculture and Personal and Cultural History

Valuable as its examinations are, Dick Hebdige’s “Subculture: The Meaning of Style” is a book that must qualify its points somewhat. As Hebdige concludes, “we, the sociologists and interested straights, threaten to kill with kindness the forms which we seek to elucidate,” and that many of the members of the subcultures explored within the book … More Subculture and Personal and Cultural History

Hebdige on Subculture: The Emergent Worlds

In his book “Subculture: The Meaning of Style,” Richard Hedbige discusses the ways in which subcultures work to define society in their own terms. What I found particularly interesting, is the way Hedbige begins his discussion with a focus on ideology, and the way ideology inscribes itself on form and style, which is something we … More Hebdige on Subculture: The Emergent Worlds

A Reflection on Style & Subcultural Expression

Dick Hebdige’s Subculture: The Meaning of Style raises many thoughtful ideas and ways of looking at style within culture and moments of time. Hebdige’s articulation of subculture through the lens of punk and British subcultures (i.e., mods, skinheads, teddy boys, punks, reggae, beats, and rasta) reveals the complex “nature” that subcultures form out of. Generally, subcultures … More A Reflection on Style & Subcultural Expression

Haven’t You Heard?

Subculture: The Meaning of Style from Dick Hebdige creates a closer discussion and observation about subculture as an emergent form of protesting mainstream culture. In this case, subculture groups are irrupted from areas rooted within oppression or angst—like punk rock or jazz. Consequently, these emergent cultures are inevitable in that they often result from a … More Haven’t You Heard?