Saturday, May 28, 2011


From an essay written quite some time ago, but I thought i'd draw attention to it:

"The punk sub-cultural style developed in a social malaise of urban youth suffering from unemployment and marginalisation, they reacted by exercising their power to offend and disrupt the social order (Hebdige, 1988, p. 18). "Fuck" and "Cunt", words eschewed by mainstream culture as highly offensive obscenities were a stock standard of punk lyrics and publications (Triggs, 2006, p. 73). This represented an affront to the cultural norms and practices of the mainstream culture and legitimate language used by the respectable classes."

The lecturer had ticked all the way down the side, somtimes twice - no ticks for this part, but still....

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