Analysis Of Skinheads In The Late 1950's

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In this essay I will explore the subculture of modernists and their musical, cultural and fashion influences that lead to the development of the movement during the late 1950’s. I will also discuss in depth the impact the media had on ‘mods’ and how this acted as a catalyst for the inevitable divide of the subculture. This will be carried out with reference to the infamous clash of mods and rockers at Brighton on 18th May 1964 with discussion to the way in which newspapers chose to report the event (including an analysis of The Daily Mirror front page following the event). Towards the end of the essay I will focus on the revival of skinheads during the 70’s and how these – in contrast to the first wave of skinheads – were overtly racist.
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