Cultural Norms: Hebidge's Theory Of Subculture

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Hebidge’s theory of subculture states that youths try to express themselves outside of the cultural norm, resulting in a silence in the media about helpful teenagers. It is generally assumed that teenagers cannot be trusted enough to be given respect and responsibilities that adults are given, despite the fact that many try to help others. This can be seen in the first text, an image of a group of teens all wearing volunteer shirts. The signifiers of body language, facial expressions, people, lighting, colour and positions all display the teenagers in a positive light. This picture could not be found in the media, because ‘teenagers volunteer their time to help others’ is not as interesting as ‘teenagers on the run after stabbing a woman’,
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