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The Birmingham School: The Subcultural and the Hegemonic

[11] Since the establishment of the Center for Contemporary Cultural Studies at Birmingham University in Britain in 1964, cultural studies has been gradually institutionalized as a legitimate field of knowledge, especially for understanding cultural formations within Western capitalist countries. [24] The scholars associated with the Center for Contemporary Cultural Studies at Birmingham systematically investigated subcultures as representing both a new problem of social justice and a new theoretical issue for addressing cultural formations in a capitalist society like Britain in the period after World War II. Under the influences of British Marxist critics (Raymond Williams, E. P. Thompson, and Richard Hoggart) and continental theorists such as Louis Althusser, Antonio Gramsci, and the early work of Roland Barthes,[25] they produced a series of important publications, including Stuart Hall and Tony Jefferson’s edited volume, Resistance Through Rituals: Youth Subcultures in Post-War Britain, [26] Geoff Mungham and Geoff Pearson’s edited anthology, Working-Class Youth Culture, [27] Paul Willis‘ Profane Culture, [28] and Dick Hebdige’s Subculture: The Meaning of Style. [29] These books represent the Birmingham School’s distinguished contribution to cultural studies by establishing subculture as a major area of inquiry.

[12] For the scholars of the Birmingham School, subculture provides a lens for understanding certain contradictions of sociocultural change in a capitalist society. In post-war Britain, for example, subcultures became tied to working class youth culture. In 1972, Phil Cohen, on the basis of his research on London’s East End, defined a (youth) „subculture“ as a „compromise solution between two contradictory needs: the need to create and express autonomy and difference from parents, and by extension, their culture; and the need to maintain the security of existing ego defenses, and the parental identifications which support them.“ (30) In Cohen’s analysis, subcultural styles, such as the mod, teddy boy, and skinhead styles, were interpreted as attempts to mediate between experience and tradition, the familiar and the novel. Cohen understood subcultures as a kind of symptom of a working class in decline – that is, his belief that when working-class communities were undergoing change and displacement in the 1950s and 1960s, or when the ‚parent culture‘ was no longer cohesive, working-class youth responded by becoming subcultural, and this set the agenda for the Birmingham School as reflected in the four books mentioned earlier.

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