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Gavin Baddeley: Street Culture: 50 Years Of Subculture Style

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A partisan history of youth cults.

“Hipster culture is not a counterculture,“ bemoans author Gavin Baddeley in the conclusion of this enjoyable trawl through half a century of sartorial sea changes. It’s a good point. In a digitised age where even the most underground movement can be accessed within seconds, there’s a strong argument to say the internet hasn’t promoted youth culture, it’s killed it.


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