Street Culture: 50 Years of Subculture Style

Street Culture: 50 Years of Subculture Style

by Gavin Baddeley


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An illustrated guide to over five decades of youth movements — from sharp-suited mods and acid-dropping hippies to leather-clad metalheads and straight-edge hardcore punks — Street Culture pieces together a vibrant history of countercultural rebellion.

While the eye-catching attire and headline-grabbing antics of these subcultures are familiar to many, few outsiders understand the rhyme and reason that hold them together. Widely acclaimed for his work on the underbelly of contemporary culture, author Gavin Baddeley details the origins, ethos and aspirations of each group, offering valuable insight into what attracts the devotees who are willing to risk harassment and ridicule in order to stay true to themselves.

Street Culture takes readers inside the minds behind the elaborate hairstyles, and looks beyond the controversy and lurid pop-culture mythology that surrounds each style tribe, celebrating this phenomenon as an expression of individualism that goes far beyond mere teen rebellion and vitally impacts upon the modern world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780859654753
Publisher: Plexus Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 07/14/2015
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Gavin Baddeley is a graduate of Cambridge University. As a journalist, he has written for a variety of publications on his specialized subjects of the occult, rock music and trash culture. As a lecturer he has conducted a summer school on the occult. He was also made an official British representative of the Church of Satan by its late founder, Anton LaVey. He is the author of Lucifer Rising, Dissecting Marilyn Manson, Goth Chic: A Connoisseur’s Guide to Dark Culture, Goth: Vamps and Dandies, and Vampire Lovers: Screen’s Seductive Creatures of the Night.

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