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Dick Hebdige (1951 - )

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Subculture: The Meaning of Style (1979) - Dick Hebdige
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Cut 'N' Mix: Culture, Identity, and Caribbean Music (1987) - Dick Hebdige [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK] [...]

Titles: Subculture: The Meaning of Style (1979) - Dick Hebdige - Cut 'N' Mix: Culture, Identity, and Caribbean Music (1987) - Dick Hebdige


Dick Hebdige (born 1951) is a British media theorist, most commonly associated with the study of subcultures, and its resistance against the mainstream of society. He received his M.A. from the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies in Birmingham, United Kingdom. He is best known for his influential book in subcultural studies, Subculture: The Meaning of Style, originally published in 1979. He is currently a professor of film studies and art studio, as well as director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, at the University of California, Santa Barbara. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Hebdige [Oct 2005]


Dick Hebdige is a cultural critic and scholar who has written extensively on popular culture and design issues, the anthropology of consumption, and media and critical theory. He has published three books - Subculture: The Meaning of Style (Routledge 1979 [translated into 9 languages]), Cut 'n Mix: Culture, Identity and Caribbean Music (Routledge, 1987) and Hiding In the Light, On Images and Things (Routledge, 1988). He has also published extensively in a wide range of journals including Art & Text, Art Forum, Block, Blueprint, Borderlines, Cultural Studies, London Time Out, New Formations, New Statesman and Society and Ten.8. His current research interests include the place of autobiographical and fiction writing in cultural studies; and issues in contemporary visual art. In addition, he has given a number of mixed-media presentations which set out to integrate an explicitly performative element into the lecture format. Hebdige has taught at universities and arts colleges throughout Western Europe, the United States and Canada. From 1984 till 1992 he was Reader in Communications at the Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is currently Dean of the School of Critical Studies and Director of the Writing Program at California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California. --School of the Art Institute of Chicago http://www.artic.edu/saic/art/vap/archives/artist_search.html?alist=H [Jul 2004]

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On 9/11 [...]

Everybody knows what 9/11 is, even to the point of “eating chicken after 9/11”. It’s a cliché to say it changed everything but it did if you look at 11/9/89 when the Berlin Wall came down. There was this triumphalist celebration of freedom, the end of history, this magical confluence of the spread of democracy and neo-liberal economics, freedom, liberty, the freedom of movement. Then the planes went into the buildings on 9/11 and suddenly it was the end of “the end of history”. Instead of liberty, we’re talking about security and all those freedoms that were celebrated are now under pressure in the name of security. What interests me is that these things don’t happen overnight. 9/11 was the opportunity to fully realize radical conservative authoritarian agendas. --May 13, 2003 | University of Detroit Mercy, Keynote address, Dick Hebdige: Unplugged and Greased Back interviewed by Timothy Dugdale, [retrieved Jul 2004]

More books

  • Hiding in the Light: On Images and Things (Comedia) (1989) - Dick Hebdige [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
    In Hiding in the Light, Dick Hebdige--author of Subculture-- takes the reader on a journey through the territory of images and things. He examines the creation and consumption of objects and images as diverse as 50s streamlined cars, the Band Aid campaign, Swatch watches, and music videos, and assesses their cultural signifcance and impact on popular tastes. --Book Description via Amazon.com

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