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Lec 6 Subcultures.pdf

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Marcel Danesi

Lec 6 Subcultures February-13-13 First 2 chapters and rebellion chapter in miller 2:13 PM Lec 6 - Sid Vicious - c'mon everybody - Led Zeppelin - stairway to heaven ○ Very sexual - John Travolta - Saturday night fever - staying alive - Aerosmith, run DMC walk this way ○ There are battles - racial ○ Hip hop movement came out of black areas of harlem ○ Battle of style (shoes - Aerosmith wore boots, DMC wore sneakers...etc) ○ Merged style Lec 6 Clothing, hairstyle, - Signifiers of culture (?) What is a culture? - Culture is a way of thinking - We use resources such as language, thoughts, materials - Metasystem of thoughts - Youth culture - demonstrates what it means to be young at this time - Most youth cultures in the past, it is parallel ○ It is a parallel culture to the current/mainstream culture - Rock culture was a parallel culture, it rebelled by separating itself (symbolically from dress, language, and music?) - Counter culture went against the mainstream culture ○ Youth that don’t want to live parallel to the mainstream culture, they went against that culture ○ Clothing became conspicuously different, protesting against old symbolism ○ e.g. peace sign used to mean war and victory, but now it means peace - First youth culture 1959 marked a crossroads ○ The year when the three famous rockers died in the plane crash - Counterculture ○ Discuss the world ○ Come together to enjoy their poetry and probes - Vietnam war - Popular culture ○ Shows like 'laughin', or the smothers brothers - Until 1970s ○ From the culture various views started to occur ○ Cliques, communes, ○ Subcultures:  Heavy metal  Punk  Disco  Grunge Subculture - It has its own language and non-verbal form of representation (e.g clothing..heros..) - Hero in the psychoanalytic - archetype ○ Someone you look to
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