Friday, 23 April 2010


Is the ultimate security ‘blanket’ to intimidate people via your image, who you associate with and your influence? 
Leaving you no longer vulnerable to others.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010


"Quadrophenia"  (The who films)
Director: Franc Roddam
London, 1965: Like many other youths, Jimmy hates the philistine life, especially his parents and his job in a company's mailing division. Only when he's together with his friends, a 'Mod' clique, cruises London on his motor-scooter and hears music such as that of 'The Who' and 'The High Numbers', he feels free and accepted. However, it's a flight into an illusionary world

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Nick Knight: Skinhead

Isn't this exciting! Published the early 80's but still...

Dick Hebdige

The book finally came after waiting a week!
It explains it's self.


Thursday, 15 April 2010

This is England

"This is England" (film 4) is the 1980's portrayal of working class life under the rule of Thatcher, with the subject falling on skinhead culture. 
Although it has been released for a number of years, still people have never heard of it, and i think it is a must see!!!

Director: Shane Meadows

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

From Russia With Hate

Some of the Neo's are hot but also violent!
This is a documentary shown on Current Tv, regarding how Neo Nazis rule russian working class culture with hate and violence.

Basis of Dissertation

Is the power of physical appearance and influence used intentionally within violence and dictatorship?

The power a symbol has over people: the image of Adolf Hitler
Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Victoria & the British Empire etc.
The symbols that individual subcultures hold; the threats they impose upon society
How we subconsciously hold a cemented assumption of individual subcultures and imagery just from certain features i.e. mopeds are associated with mods, safety pins are associated with punks etc.

In regards to leaders within history, looking at how their image and influence has a long lasting meaning and how they are symbols within there own right i.e. Queen Elizabeth I, her identity is seen as all powerful and all conquering.
Looking at leaders and identifying their symbols, also their effects upon society and individuals, leading onto subcultures.

How these ‘powerful’ symbols and images i.e. the German Nazis, are/were used to scare and threaten people into submission or recruitment.
The implied violence of a symbol, image and group e.g. do skinheads use their image to threaten people?
Why is their image intimidating?