Lec 4 Rebellion cont.
- So far - Danesi Chapter 1 and 2 textbook (themes)
- Sections from Miller reading (next week)
Rebellion - can be moving away from the family, extended period of adolescence,
- Rebellion is natural = trauma theory, you feel trauma about something and you react to it by rebelling
- Cultural rebellion - - "act your age"
- Rebellion in performance
- Rebelling against anything
- Display of rebellion is the same as action
- Emotional culture not rational
Rebel without a Cause - Chicken game scene
- Dangling of the cigarette
- 'cool', 'tough'
- Clothing, cars, cigarette, hair
Blackboard jungle - dance scene "rock around the clock"
- Early anthem of rock and roll
- Meant rebellion and sexual activity
- Early part, before it became philosophical
"Satisfaction" - The Rolling Stone
Lucy in the sky with diamonds - Beatles
Forever young syndrome
- All good things come from young people
- And all bad come from old people
Our world has become a collage culture
- Occultism becomes a part of lifestyle (astrology)
- the end of counterculture movement
- 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders
○ Idea of a cult leader
○ Leaders could be a rock musician
○ Charlie Manson wanted power and control
○ He formed a commune
○ He wants to put the world to an end - 'helter-skelter'
○ He sent women to kill the rich people
- After 1969bands became more focused on cultism
Neo-movements: Grunge and the rise of geeks
- Goths are a strong subculutre
- Goths removes him/herself from the culture
- Bricolage = term by Claude Levy Strauss
○ Viewed with meaning,
○ 'view of death'
○ Goth culture is about embracing death (symbolic embracement)
- Goth bands = spin-off of punk
- Opposites - goths think of night in the absence of day, whereas we think of day as absence of night
- Subcultures are truly categorized by bricolage
- Hip-hop/ rap culture (particularly gangster rap)
Lectures Page 1 Geek code: language, technology, video games, and the like to keep themselves different