Monthly Archives: February 2012

Acid House and Rave: the Story and its Legacy

Originating in the Chicago club scene of the mid-1980s, Acid house music was introduced into Britain by London Records in 1986 with the first volume of The House Sound of Chicago, which was promoted by bringing journalists to Chicago (Sarah … Continue reading

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On the Notion of ‘Moral Panic’

A quick look into Chambers Concise 20th Century Dictionary reveals ‘moral’ as ‘of or relating to character or conduct considered as good or evil: ethical: conformed to or directed towards right, virtuous: esp. virtuous in matters of sex: capable of … Continue reading

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Two Subcultures

The two subcultures I’ve chosen to write about are hip hop culture and punk culture. Having watched a documentary in college on the rise of the Teddy Boy culture in Britain, British Style Genius – The Street Look – Part … Continue reading

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What Culture Means to Me

In spite of the above title, I’ll start by letting Anthony Giddens define culture. In the glossary of his widely used Sociology textbook he defines culture as ‘The values, ceremonies and ways of life characteristic of a given group.’ This … Continue reading

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Media Technologies

In examining media technologies and their relationship to culture and society, we can look at the work of different medium theorists and these might, for the purpose of analysis, be divided between those tending towards a technologically determinist viewpoint and … Continue reading

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