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Date Created: 02/17/15
E379R Poets 8c Punks 21615 19503 Youth Subcultures Teddy Boys Teddy Boys embraced American culture no fearhostility toward Americanization if you re wearing a suit you re a Ted Edwardian jackets long gt midthigh brightly colored satin Mod suits made an absurdity of the Edwardian mockery at a time when people were being nostalgic for the Edwardian era not very subversive at first full commitment of timeresources Despised in the 1950s hostility between Teds 8c Punks animosity not open fighting 1970s Teds were no longer despised Ed the Ted Absolute Beginners Film Rude Boys rudies 1960s Original Mods Modernists Italian black suits 1958 jazz fans SeX Pistols McClaren owned a Teddy Boy shop Let It Rock then turned it into a SEX shop with bondage equipement Either way he attracted middleaged guys Managed the SeX Pistols as a way of advertising his shop linkage between SeX Pistols and Teddy Boys Resistance Through Rituals first started Cultural Studies British Lit after war 1950 British literature ceases to have as much of a world impact until about Salmon Rushdie price literatures in 50s gt American literature becomes innovative force in US and nationally 021815 Youth Subcultures continued Review 1950s England People believe that social class has become noneXistent after war Hebdidge Subculture Meaning of Style Alan Sillitoe once belonged to Communist party angry about colonialism anarchic individualism not immune to suggestion of irrelevance of social class Sillitoe The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner came out same year as Absolute Beginners Crisis about whether social class is really eroding in England 1950s workingclass people struggles with police wonderful angry style of narrator Frankie Buller narrator gets a lobotomy medical enhancements to change people treat the working class males Teddy Boys contrast of the 1950s England to 1930s England nostalgia tendency to measure the prosperity of the 19503 against the Depression of the 1930s jungle brain working class struggles Sillitoe is aware of class structure Conclusion Goodbye to the 1930s The Loneliness Sillitoe vs Absolute Beginners MacInnes Colin MacInnes insists social class doesn t eXist anymore Alan Sillitoe shows class war in his work class does eXist first successful working class writer in British history 240 years after the first novel Robinson Crusoe finally there is a working class writer why wouldn t people be offended by Sillitoe s work considering it shows that class war eXists FUN FACTS borstal youth prison bedlam actually a city in which the first insane asylum was built Luddite someone who doesn t like machines gt people smashing up looms early history Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess STYLELANGUAGE mimicking teenage language MacInnes failure violence of Sillitoe s style in The Loneliness Counterculture schism within dominant classes middle class long hair hippies distinctly middle class working class youth want no part of the counterculture Resistance through Rituals scathing on counterculture selfindulgent Subculture subordinate culture revolved around m ensemble clothing Teddy Boys Edwarding suits drugs
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