Cut N' Mix: Culture, Identity and Caribbean Music

First published in 1987 Routledge is an imprint of Taylor Francis, an informa company.
Cut N Mix Culture Identity and Caribbean Music First published in Routledge is an imprint of Taylor Francis an informa company

  • Title: Cut N' Mix: Culture, Identity and Caribbean Music
  • Author: Dick Hebdige
  • ISBN: 9780415058759
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Paperback
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    About the Author

    Dick Hebdige

    Richard Dick Hebdige born 1951 is an expatriate British media theorist and sociologist most commonly associated with the study of subcultures, and subcultural resistance against the mainstream of society.Hebdige received his M.A from the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies in Birmingham, United Kingdom He is best known for his influential book Subculture The Meaning of Style, originally published in 1979 He has been teaching in art schools since the mid 1970s He served as the Dean of Critical Studies and the Director of the experimental writing program at the California Institute of the Arts before going to the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he is currently a professor of film and media studies and art.Hebdige s Subculture The Meaning of Style builds on earlier work at Birmingham on youth subcultures While much of this research was concerned with the relation between subcultures and social class in postwar Britain, Hebdige saw youth cultures in terms of a dialogue between Black and white youth He argues that punk emerged as a mainly white style when Black youth became separatist in the 1970s in response to discrimination in British society Whereas previous research described a homology between the different aspects of a subcultural style dress, hairstyle, music, drugs , Hebdige argues that punk in London in 1976 77 borrowed from all previous subcultures and its only homology was chaos In making this argument he was drawing on the early work of Julia Kristeva who also found such subversion of meaning in French poets such as Mallarm and Lautr amont.Hebdidge also wrote Cut n Mix Culture, Identity and Caribbean Music 1987 on Caribbean music and identity, and Hiding in the Light On Images and Things 1988 a book of essays that includes some further thoughts about punk.In 2008 he contributed a chapter to Sound Unbound Sampling Digital Music and Culture edited by Paul D Miller a.k.a DJ Spooky.

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    • Ralowe Ampu said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 22:19 PM

      hebdige's string of wandering details defies national borders, dividing time between jamaica and england (in a way that makes white supremacy sorta vanish, but) it's a very rich trip. it rarely goes that much deeper than music journalism, but there is a lot of information here! it's a great resource for anti-colonial countercultures, detailing a tradition that begins with the maroons up to smiley culture's song confrontation in 'police officer.' i learned a lot about jamaican history. hebdige sh [...]

    • stephen said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 22:19 PM

      interesting. in that breezy hebdige kinda way. you know, the sort of way that makes you think "i should have been in london in the 1970s" because that was what brought these various elements into simultaneity so that the archaeology of dub made sense to pursue. chicago 2007 environments that might send you into archaeological mode are not as cool. o no they aren't. certainly a smarter book than many of its parallels--like "last night a dj saved my life"--which in the end i liked but only after s [...]

    • Joel said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 22:19 PM

      a fairly straight-forward history that sometimes comes perilously close to the dreaded MUSIC JOURNALISM - the culture and identity themes are not as well developed as in hebdige's subculture: the meaning of style. saves the day however, with engaging and more detailed discussion of british sound system culture of late 70s/early 80s. i still like hebdige!

    • Dan Sharber said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 22:19 PM

      this was a great little book! it's short but full of great information and a fantastic list of songs to check out as you read. highly recommend if you have been interested in reggea but bored by the over-played-ness of bob marley and with no other idea where to start, this book is for you. it's like a companion piece for all the great trojan box sets. good stuff.

    • Mandy said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 22:19 PM

      another one of my favorite books by hebdige. any fan of punk or ska (especially 2nd wave & onward) should read this book to get some critical & social context of the class & culture breakdown of those movements in the UK, & their Jamaican predecessors.

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