Subcultural Style-isticles

Share your ritualised modalities of resistance or your vernacular subterranean style in one of the most mainstream forms of pop journalism on the internet today: a listicle.

Critical concepts: subcultural style, symbolic meaning, rituals of resistance.
Creative task: create a listicle.
Author: Dr Jodie Taylor, SAE Creative Media Institute

What’s your style?

Do you have a unique way of making and participating in culture?

Are you a member of a particular scene or subculture? Or do you have an eye for identifying style, decoding participation rituals or subcultural slang?

Then why not share your ritualised modalities of resistance or your vernacular subterranean style in one of the most mainstream forms of pop journalism on the internet today: a listicle.

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Don’t know what a listicle is? Think Buzzfeed or just google it.

http://mag.uchicago.edu/arts-humanities/listicle-literary-form

http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/media-network-blog/2013/aug/12/5-ways-listicle-changing-journalism

As the above definition suggests, a listicle is a cross between a list and and article, something like “6 Steps to Steampunk Success” or “The 9 Normcore No Nos” (alliteration optional – that’s a joke). Here’s some examples to get you thinking.

http://www.wikihow.com/Be-a-Punk

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/462881-33-signs-you-might-be-a-hippy/

Check out Rebels Market to find out what alternative and subculturally inspired fashion and lifestyle accessories you might need to include in your listicle.

http://www.rebelsmarket.com/

Search iTune or Amazon for subcultural compilations like ‘essential goth’ or ‘all-time greatest gangster rap’.

Find out what all the cool kidz are saying….

http://www.macmillandictionaryblog.com/whats-your-english-2011/subcultural-english

Check out this listing of style created by Rob Dobi, called Your Scene Sucks. It delivers an extensive series of styles in pictorial form. Many of which I’ve never heard of. Your listicle doesn’t have to be purely text-based. Why not find a picture or use one of these as a starting point for your listicle.

http://www.bitrebels.com/geek/your-scene-sucks-know-your-stereotype-styles-35-images/

For those who don’t think they have anything to ‘listiclize’ (note invention of new term) then why not do a little digging on the Internet and make a listicle for an historic or uncanny scene or subculture just for fun. Who knows what spectacular sites and participatory rites you might uncover.

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