KISMIF Conference 2020

Subculture: the meaning of style

‘Subcultura: o significado do estilo [Subculture: the meaning of style]’, Portuguese translation of Dick Hebdige’s masterpiece by Paula Guerra and Pedro Quintela


The book of Dick Hebdige Subculture: The Meaning of Style ‘is so important: complex and remarkably lucid, it’s the first book dealing with punk to offer intellectual content. Hebdige […] is concerned with the UK’s post-war, music-centred, white working-class subcultures, from teddy boys to mods and rockers to skinheads and punks.’ (Rolling Stone). ‘With enviable precision and wit Hebdige has addressed himself to a complex topic – the meanings behind the fashionable exteriors of working-class youth subcultures – approaching them with a sophisticated theoretical apparatus that combines semiotics, the sociology of deviance and Marxism and come up with a very stimulating short book.’ (Time Out) Now, this remarkable book is, for the first time, available in Portuguese. The translators (Paula Guerra and Pedro Quintela) will speak about the experience of the Portuguese translation of this seminal book.


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