Lec 3 Rebellion continued..
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- Why most young people rebel, at least symbolically?
○ 'cutting the embilical cord' from the parents (metaphor)
○ Prodigal Son, and Buddha
○ Economic affluence, financial means
○ Change in structure of society
○ Young people have the money and time
○ May be instinctual
○ Who am i? and Where am I going?
○ Two themes: sex and death
- Subversion versus transgression
○ Subversion is real
e.g. "I'm not leaving until you make this course not mandatory!"
e.g. Chuck Berry - how he danced/ acted on stage seemed dangerous
The text becomes you
You're affected by something deeply
- Rebellion is also style: the walk, the look, the talk
○ Cool is a style, an attitude, a feeling
○ This can be transgressive
○ Hip became cool, jazz movement
- A culture needs a group of people who shares, beliefs, aesthetic forms, ...
- Parallel culture = youth culture
- A new era began when the first 3 icons died on that plane crash
- Rebellion of style
○ e.g. Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley
○ How their lifestyle is different than adults
- A culture to be a culture - it has to start something, there has to be prescendent, to start it in motion
- Is there such a thing as youth culture? - no?
- "rebel without a cause" - movie
Rockers: Elvis culture
- Definite features - dress, look and language
- Language is crucial - 'slang'
○ e,g, cool, suave, dark, geek, nerd, jock (into sports, but dumb, loves himself)
- Beer - people drank a case of beer
- Later marijuana and drugs
- 'hanging out' - diners, listening to music
- 'Hairspray' movie
- 'jailhouse rock' - suggests that we are the outlaws, but we are not criminals
- Elvis was most iconic
○ Took his music from blacks
○ 'gospel culture'
- Rock and roll = shout, loud,
- Guitar - symbolism built into it - Guitar - symbolism built into it
Jailhouse Rock: association with criminality
- Juvenile delinquency
- First true motorcycle gang