16 terms

Cultural Studies and Subculture: British Punk

Dick Hebdige
_____, "Style as homology and signifying practice."
structuralism, semiotics
Hebdige applies _____ and _____ to understand "signifying practice" of punk style
_____: The unified relationship between a subculture's internal structure and its bricolage.
_____: Forms of cultural appropriation and reinscription (e.g. use of clothes pins)
Signs consist of _____ parts.
_____: Material presence (physical manifestation) of sign (R-A-I-N or drops of water from sky falling)
_____: Mental concept (the idea of "rain" as associated w/signifier)
signifiers, signified
Bricolage is all about appropriating conventional _____ and giving them new _____.
homology, bricolage
Hebdige defines the _____ between punk as structure and its _____.
musical, fashion
Punk bricolage of _____ and _____ styles both negates traditional signifieds as well as any fixed signifieds for defining or locating itself (resistance to being fixed)
Punks seek to signify a _____: "nowhere" and "otherness"
Chains and bondage gear signify _____ what they usually mean (imprisonment, slavery), but don't necessarily signify anything else.
British punk held onto the idea of "_____" without proclaiming it as a badge of identity.
_____: Theorized and fetishized their class position to effect a magical return to imagined past.
myth function, sexual, signs
Punks subvert _____ but not resolving binary oppositions as skinheads' homology does. Public v. private: _____ clothes in public. Past v. present: Reinscribing traditional _____, rejecting nostalgia of Skinheads.
Oh Bondage up yours, i am a cliche, dream free adolescents, anarchy in the uk, god save the queen
Songs we listened to in class (5).