1980-1990 Controversial America?

Being gay in the late 80’s-90’s was largely different compared to how it is to the present day in America.  I’ve looked at a documentary ‘Paris is Burning’. The documentary was published in 1990 so at the height of this controversial era for both men and women. Being both black and gay during this period…

Casuals

During the late 1970 to the early 1980s the casual subculture origniated in the United Kingdom, it associates itself with ”football hooliganism”. Many of theses ”hooligans” would wear designer clothing labels and expensive sportswear, this would disguise them from policemen. The casusal subculture peaked in the late 80s, by this time however the authorities were…

Mods

 MODERN.                 COSMOPOLITAN.                  COOL.                        POPULAR. These are some of the words that characturise the Mod subculture. (Study.com, 2016) Established in London, England after World War two, this youth subculture compromised of teens keen to exceed the monotonous working life of the…

Hippies

Hippies felt alienated from middle-class society, which they saw as dominated by materialism and repression, and they developed their own distinctive lifestyle. They favoured long hair and casual, often unconventional, dress, sometimes in”psychedeli” colours. Many males grew beards, and both men and women wore sandals and beads. Long flowing granny dresses were popular with women,…

Gothic

The gothic subculture emerged around 1979 when the sounds of Bauhaus appeared, particularly the single ‘Bela Lugosi’s dead’. The performance of this song, and the majority of the bands sets, contained most of the distinctive themes which still pervade the goth subculture. By the mid-1990s, however, the gothic culture had seemingly used up its time…

Punk

              The punk subculture emerged in 1976. Punks were consciously working class, scruffy, earthy, dirty in clothing and language, but at the same time with a sense of parody and steeped in irony. Punk was a culture that reflected consumer based society moving out of affluence into real economic, social and political crisis. The punks…

Teddy boys

Teddy Boys (Edwardianteddyboy.com, 2016) Teddy boys were around in the 1950’s in the UK. They were one of the first subcultures to celebrate their own individuals. The early Teddy boys listened to jazz and skiffle music but soon converted to the church of Elvis Presley and Bill Haley. They typically dressed themselves in narrow, drainpipe…

Rockabilly

Rockabilly Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rick and roll music, and emerged in the early 1950’s. The term ‘rockabilly’ is a mixture between rock from ‘rock and roll’ and hillbilly, the reference to the country music that contributed strongly to the styles development. Jeans were generally a wardrobe staple and the cuff…

Research

Below are the 5 subcultures I am going to be researching throughout this project. The spider Diagrams explore various things such as fashion, Events, Social, Music, Film and makeup, along with other elements. There are Dates, names and places explored within which have a strong connection between the subcultures.